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Looking out to NYC

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 6 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"After much legal haggling over ownership of the island, the Federal government purchased Ellis Island from New York State in 1808. Ellis Island was approved as a site for fortifications and on it was constructed a parapet for three tiers of circular guns, making the island part of the new harbor defense system that included Castle Clinton at the Battery, Castle Williams on Governor's Island, Fort Wood on Bedloe's Island and two earthworks forts at the entrance to New York Harbor at the Verrazano Narrows. The fort at Ellis Island was named Fort Gibson in honor of a brave officer killed during the War of 1812."
-from National Park Service

SONY DSLR-A100 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 100 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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Barbara from Florida, United States

Imagine how many have had this view and knowing they have arrived, to a new life ahead. I like the Empire State Bldg. peeking above the trees.

6 Oct 2010 10:26am

@Barbara: I know, the number is overwhelming! It was pretty hazy over the city and I was surprised to see the ESB show up on the computer screen.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

There it is! I think I see the tip of the Empire State Building. New York is such an incredible city. I like this insider perspective you've given us today.

6 Oct 2010 10:48am

@Viewfinder: Yes, you're right about the ESB ... it was an incredible day w/family.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

So close and yet so far! I would imagine that this vista would have been most welcome to new arrivals to this country. Well done Judy! ;-)

6 Oct 2010 11:40am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric, but do come back tomorrow to see what the immigrants were probably happier to see.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice POV. I like shots from the inside looking out.

6 Oct 2010 8:57pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barbara ... another tomorrow.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

What an interesting shot! Great info and great subject! Very exciting to see this! I would love to visit someday! Thanks Judy!

6 Oct 2010 8:59pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Living so close for my first 50 years, it's amazing it took another 22 to see it w/my own eyes! ;(

Wilson of Waterbury from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

I can kind of see the empire State Building out there :) Hazy day, huh?

Love the windows and frames here. They don't make them like that anymore. Good eye.

7 Oct 2010 12:32am

@Wilson of Waterbury: Thanks so much, John ... yup, hazy looking east to NYC. "Bubble-eye" <grin>

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Wonderful composition

7 Oct 2010 12:55am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I wonder...haw many pairs of eyes have taken in the view from this very window ?! History makes me shiver sometimes....

7 Oct 2010 10:18am

@Japanalia: All I can say is, "thousands" ... an overwhelming number.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Another super shot with just the faint hint of the ESB, So cool

7 Oct 2010 12:04pm