These images were taken in July 2001 on the tour ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty — two weeks after the 4th of July holiday and less than two months before that terrible day in September.
The top image is, of course, the Statue of Liberty. The second is the main building of the Ellis Island immigration station and the last is of the unbroken skyline of Manhattan Island from the tour ferry.
The photos were taken with our first digital camera, a Sony Mavica, 0.8 megapixel camera that saved images on a 3.5 inch floppy disk!
We stayed home all day — so far — and I worked on my landscaping project. Tonight, providing the weather allows, we’ll be driving down into the valley to see the fireworks. We haven’t gone to a 4th of July fireworks display since 1995 in Jackson, Wyoming, the same day we saw fresh snow in Yellowstone National Park.