My Historic Photographic Trip Through New York City

by Jon Pinney on October 15, 2009

I recently went to New York City to help my sister move apartments.  While not my first time there, it definitely had some of my most memorable New York City moments.  Carrying mattresses, desks, and other random household items through the financial district (by Wall Street and Broadway) was definitely one of them.  The others however all had to do with the historic sites I was able to visit.

First things first, I visited my sister at work.  She’s an Associate Producer with National Geographic.  Here we are in her office:

Me and My Sis at her Work (National Geographic TV)

Me and My Sis at her Work (National Geographic TV)

The first historic place I visited was the World Trade Center plaza.  The big empty space behind me is where the twin towers used to stand.  It’s crazy to think that only two buildings took up that entire space, and that they fell…

Where the Twin Towers used to stand

Where the Twin Towers used to stand

The following morning my sister and I went to Liberty Island.  While on the way, I came across this monument titled “The Sphere.”  I cried.

The Sphere Monument in New York City Battery Park

The Sphere Monument in NYC Battery Park

It was originally a monument to World Peace at the World Trade Center plaza.  The remains of this monument were salvaged and placed in Battery Park.  Below is the plaque that describes the monument.  There was also a flame in front of the monument that isn’t pictured.

The Sphere Monument Description in New York City Battery Park

The Sphere Monument Description in New York City Battery Park

When we arrived to buy tickets to Liberty Island, there was no one in line.  It was 8 am on a Friday morning–the perfect time to buy tickets to and visit the Statue of Liberty.  We were early enough to avoid the huge line, but not too early to stand in line with the early birds (who were all already waiting inside to get on the ferry).  We got on the first ferry out to the island.  I took a lot of pictures.

My Sister Ashley and I in front of the Statue of Liberty

My Sister and me in front of the Statue of Liberty

As we got closer to the Statue of Liberty, my sis took a picture of me and Lady Liberty.

Me and the Statue of Liberty

Me and the Statue of Liberty

She is such a beautiful statue.  I seriously took about 100 pictures of her.  Here are some of my favorites…

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

My Favorite Picture of The Statue of Liberty

After climbing up into the Statue of Liberty and all around the base and taking a bazillion photos, we hopped back onto the ferry and headed back to NYC.  I can see why the idea of The Statue of Liberty had such an amazing effect on the people coming to America.  Below is one of the quotes I saw in the museum of someone who had recently arrived in New York early last century.

Quote Inside the Statue Of Liberty Museum

Quote Inside the Statue Of Liberty Museum

Overall this trip was a lot of fun.  I was really glad to be able to see my sister and also many of the historic sites in New York City.  As a final picture, this was one I took somewhere on 6th Avenue (I think).  I put the camera on a mailbox and had it take the picture of us.  My sister kept telling me the camera would get stolen, but I had faith in the good people of New York City that they wouldn’t take it.  Plus I figured I could run as fast as any of them.

My Sis, Me, and Lyle somewhere in NYC

My Sis, Me, and Lyle somewhere in NYC

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley October 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I love it! I just started wondering today, when is Jon going to post about his trip?! What a great time, and THANK YOU for helping me move!!! You’re the best! :) And I’m glad no one stole your camera!

Jon Pinney October 16, 2009 at 8:56 am

ha i meant to put up this post right after I got back but I have just been too busy lol :) Thanks for giving me a reason to come out there. I had a great time and I love your new place.

Leave a Comment