Friday, June 20, 2008

Places visited in US -- New York

New York

Several high rise like ones in the pics above and below occupy the NY skyline

Lincoln Tunnel to NYC

Times Square

Times Square is a visual treat in the night

Statue of Liberty:

A 20 minutes ferry trip from Battery Park will take you to Statue of Liberty, America’s National Monument, located on Liberty Island. Timings for the ferry are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. You can board the ferry from LIBERTY State Park in New Jersey if it is convenient for you. Time for catching a ferry will take more than 30 minutes after purchasing the ticket for $12 (for round trip including Ellis Island) depending on the crowd. Remember that for climbing the Statue atleast one week’s advance reservation (online also) is necessary. Otherwise enjoy in the island, have some good food, take some snaps and return when you want. In your return trip get down at Ellis Island without any extra cost for watching the museum and catch another boat for return with the same ticket. The battery park was the immigration center for people entering USA from sea and later was shifted to Ellis Island, but now, since, everyone travels through air, this place in non-functional.

Ferry to the Liberty and Ellis Islands

Madam Tussaud's wax museum:

You will be taken to ninth floor from the third floor in an elevator from where you have to climb down all the steps to go out but you will not notice that as you will be busy in appreciating and taking photographs with the life size wax replicas of celebrities, most of the times mistaking that they are original persons.

Ripley's - Believe it or not:

Worth seeing museum with a number of unbelievable exhibits with facts.

Both these museums are situated side by side but you have to spend minimum two hours time at each museum. Photography is permitted in these two museums.

He used to be the heaviest man on Earth

Completely made up of Camel Bones

made with Stamps