Originally I thought the pictures would be disappointing because the rain was. Seeing the haze and low lying clouds reminds me how it felt, jumping over puddles and sometimes into puddles. I remember buying four umbrellas as we stepped off our bus into the driving rain. I can almost see our tour guide holding her umbrella high so we could see where she was. Seeing Lady Liberty standing tall in the rain and wind somehow made her presence that much more impressive.
As it turns out the rain took nothing from our experience but only added to it.