Digital watercolor of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
We were lucky to have cloudless blue skies when venturing out to Liberty Island. This photo was taken while gazing up from the bottom of the monument. We purchased our general entrance ticket via NY City Pass but forgot to reserve the extra ticket needed to go inside and up the statue’s crown.
Still, gazing from below, Lady Liberty (officially, “Liberty Enlightening the World”, representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom) was gorgeous from all angles. Her face somehow reminded me of the David by Michelangelo, the kind of perfect face so classically beautiful that it defies gender and race. Bartholdi the sculptor must have had an incredibly good-looking mother.
We learned a bunched of trivia while on the island, things like how the seven spikes on the crown represent the oceans and continents of the world, that she’s covered in bronze but turned green due to oxidation, that her waist is 35 feet in diameter, and when she was erected in the late 19th century she was the tallest iron structure ever built.