I’ve taken many photos of the Statue of Liberty – from Battery Park, from the Staten Island Ferry, from an airplane making its descent into New York – but have never really been happy with any of them. They all ended up as just another picture of a statue. But when I visited Ellis Island for the first time recently, I was wandering around The Registry Room aka the Great Hall and my eye was caught by sun spilling through the beautiful arching windows. As I went to take a photograph, I noticed the Statue of Liberty visible through the pane of glass in the door. At last, some context for the iconic statue. I cannot imagine what it must have been like awaiting processing in this hall all those years ago, catching a glimpse of Lady Liberty and not knowing if you were going to be allowed to stay, or worse, knowing that you were going to be deported. So close, and yet so far.