This post is a couple of days late, but after watching 4 July celebrations in the States on television last night, the Statue of Liberty came to mind.
If you had the opportunity to be in the United States on 4 July 1986, there was only one place you would want to be - New York. That was the day America celebrated the Statue of Liberty's centenary. And we were there, with our young family.
There were only two hotels still taking bookings when we were planning our trip and we now know that the one we chose had 10 minutes before our arrival been a brothel. As we walked into the lobby, they were still cleaning up, arranging indoor plants to distract the startled new arrivals. The lift was attached to an elastic band which all added to the excitement.
But we were there. What a day. Looking at the video now, I know the patriotism shown in 1986 may appear a little quaint, but the memories of that day still give me goosebumps.
Happy birthday Miss Liberty.