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Thursday, January 22

American History


In lieu of the week's events, I thought I'd post two symbols of American history, of which I happen to have original photos, much thanks to my talented brother who probably regrets letting me copy his New York album.

Statue of Liberty
"As an ageless symbol of American freedom, she has stood silent watch through the Golden Age of American Immigration and welcomed tens-of-millions of passengers en route to a new life in America." - statueofliberty.org


Ellis Island
According to nps.gov :
"Today, over 40 percent of America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island."
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I love these pictures because they're beautiful and the magic of the two places just radiates from them. I hope you can enjoy them as much as I have. Again, thanks to my brother A for allowing me to keep them... and reprint them.. and frame them.. give them out as gifts.. hang them on my walls.. uh, and now post them on my blog. Oh, and brother A, if you wouldn't mind to maybe do a little more travelling in the year to come, I would really appreciate photos of more cool places.


13 comments:

Femin Susan said...

Hi...
Very informative... Keep it up...

jen721 said...

Very exciting week to be an American! Thanks for the patriotic reminders.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

We've seen alot of history this week.
I visited Ellis island, now thats history. I wish people still pledged allegiance when they came over like they did back then.

Teri said...

Great pix. My husband and I went to NYC this past summer. Cool place.

debilyn said...

Beautiful pictures!!
Thank you so much for the super sweet comment on my blog...and for taking the time to visit =)

Michele said...

Beautiful and so appropriate for this week!

Thanks for visiting me on my big, bloggy day yesterday!

Ann said...

If he travels then it is like we all got to travel.... nice pictures.

Have a great weekend!

If you haven't already...check out my yummy Valentine's give-a-way. :D

Corinne said...

What wonderful pictures - thank you for sharing :)

Susan said...

Well so she did! Thanks for popping over to see me.
And small world, my dad worked on both those restoration projects many moons ago. I have the north elevation of Ellis Island sitting on the floor in front of me, waiting to go over the mantel (inside of house looks like outside of house).

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

I am so glad you all stopped by today! Can't wait to tell my brother he is (well, yeah, and America, too) responsible for my most popular post to date! I'll have to snag more of his photos - I'm sure he won't mind...

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

Fabulous photos for this week of celebrating America.

KGW said...

nice photos.....thank you and brother A for sharing

Candid Carrie said...

My grandfather sat on Ellis Island for awhile when he was two years old. We visited Ellis Island about eighty years after he was there and I think it incredible. He kept insisting it was no big deal because that is what everybody did back then.

Great pictures!

Happy Fx4 and thanks for joining.

Carrie