Liberty at Sunset

crossing New York Harbor

The Lady in New York Harbor

We rode the Staten Island ferry to Manhattan and back, and had a great view of the Statue of Liberty both at sunset and at night. I’ve visited Ellis Island and walked around Lady Liberty, but the statue was closed to visitors at the time. Now the National Park Service has announced they are re-opening visits to the crown of the statue beginning July 4th. Visitors  will be allowed to climb the 168 steps in a double helix staircase to access the crown.

This is an opportunity I don’t want to miss; I’ve got it on my wish list for my next visit to New York. The Statue of Liberty will only be open for the next two years, then will be closed for long term repairs.

I’m not waiting for the repairs. 168 steps? Sooner, not later!

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. viktoryian says:

    Cool photo!

  2. suehenryphotography says:

    Perfect time of day to make this image.

  3. Stunning color as a backdrop for this beautiful silhouette. Especially love the bird!!!

  4. Outstanding . . perfectly framed and lighting is perfect !

  5. Very nice photo of the lady!

  6. Fantastic capture, Bo. I love the color of the sky.

  7. Lovely capture of Lady Liberty in the glow of sunset. 🙂

  8. Gandalf says:

    Lovely photo. The shilloutte of borh the SoL and Flag are inspiring.

  9. cool shot of such a great statue…

  10. Kevin Mullins says:

    Lovely perspective. The silhouette really works well. Nice one.

  11. Gandalf says:

    wonderful photo

  12. I remember being aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy in Boston Harbor seeing this same exact sight. It was the 4th of July but I forget which year. All I know president Reagan was onboard and when he said, “Let the show begin,” fireworks lit up the New York sky. Thanks for the memories.

  13. awesome sunset silhouette shot!

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