Statue of Liberty reopening delights tourists
NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - The Statue of Liberty was back to her shining best on Sunday, reopened to tourists for the first time since falling victim to the United States government shutdown two weeks ago.
Basking in glorious autumn weather, American and foreign tourists thronged Battery Park, excitedly taking pictures and streaming on and off boats taking them to the emblem of the American dream .
"It was amazing," said Mr Erick Lira, 28, a businessman from Brazil on holiday with his girlfriend. "It's fantastic."
The couple said they were over the moon to discover that one of the most iconic monuments in the United States was back up and running Sunday, saying they booked their tickets online instantly.