Sunday, October 31, 2004

Weekend visitors

This weekend we have had visitors. My parents have come to spend the weekend with us.

Fall in New York. This is my parents in battery park.

We had a great time walking along the walkway and just chatting.
We were on our way to the Statue of Liberty. We took a ferry.

The statue of Liberty is an interesting thing. It was one of the tallest structures and and engineering marvel at the time it was built but since then much more sophisticated buildings have been built. But the thing that is unique is tht it was a gift from the French to the Americans. There was love then. It seems a shame that when this now relatively small structure, with "old skool" engineering, stands for freedom, but sometimes it seems we're locked in hate so much of the time.

We also visited Ellis Island. My mom loved it. I liked it because of the building. it was old and big and quite empty but that was it's uniqueness in this "starving for space" city of New York.

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