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The Lady

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 7 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"Prior to 1890, the individual states (rather than the Federal government) regulated immigration into the United States. Castle Garden in the Battery (originally known as Castle Clinton) served as the New York State immigration station from 1855 to 1890 and approximately eight million immigrants, mostly from Northern and Western Europe, passed through its doors. Throughout the 1800's and intensifying in the latter half of the 19th century, ensuing political instability, restrictive religious laws and deteriorating economic conditions in Europe began to fuel the largest mass human migration in the history of the world. It soon became apparent that Castle Garden was ill-equipped and unprepared to handle the growing numbers of immigrants arriving yearly."

-from National Park Service

SONY DSLR-A100 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 100 195 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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Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I think the hazy NY sky gives this a dreamy look.

7 Oct 2010 10:55am

@Viewfinder: Thank you, Glenn.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A welcome sight to those desperate and hopefull people! Nicely captured Judy! ;-)

7 Oct 2010 11:53am

@Eric Cousineau: You are so correct, Eric.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a cool shot of Lady Liberty really like how you have framed this and the interesting info you provided

I am not sure who owns Essex House now will do some research later

7 Oct 2010 12:03pm

@JJ: Thank you, JJ ... re: Essex House, it's now called "Jumeirah Essex House."

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

An inspiring view...the composition is most beautifully framed...through the window grille the eyes look for Freedom....

7 Oct 2010 1:03pm

@Japanalia: Thank you, Gabriela. I wondered while there, just how many tears were shed in this harbor. Happy and sad, bittersweet tears must have drenched the cheeks of many.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning! I like the soft focus of the window grid. It feels emotional to see Lady Liberty so close.

7 Oct 2010 1:14pm

@Barbara: I first looked out to the east and saw the ESB, then turned and this sight (although from a greater distance) took my breath away. I had to 'fight' the camera to get my spot focus on the statue. ;D

laura from the beach..., United States

great capture and excellent framing. bravo and aloha 8:)

7 Oct 2010 2:23pm

@laura: Thanks, Laura.

tyan from Singapore

love the view from here.cant remember but was the Spiderman swinging from here?:)

7 Oct 2010 2:25pm

@tyan: Sorry, I cannot tell you; it's been too many years since our sons were little. :D

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat framing

7 Oct 2010 2:32pm

@john4jack: Thank you, Jack.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Very evocotive shot,great framing.

7 Oct 2010 5:15pm

@Jeff: Thank you, Jeff; this is a place you should visit!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful framing and POV!!! I like the unusual view point - instead of just sticking the camera right next to the window, and leaving the window frame out, as most would probably do.

7 Oct 2010 9:25pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks a lot ... I wanted to share it in the mood in which I first saw it from this 2nd-floor level.

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Yes! fine capture, Judy.

7 Oct 2010 10:01pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Thank you, John.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful perspective of Lady Liberty.

8 Oct 2010 2:00am

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much, Ralph.

Krisu from Tampere, Finland

The very famous Lady Liberty. I've been once in her feet ;)

8 Oct 2010 9:15am

@Krisu: I'm happy you have experienced being there. She is an imposing sight, isn't she.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

hurray for your creativity and eye for camera. bravo for a wonderful shot!! i've been so busy this week and unable to comment on this but i've been thinking about it all week! barbara (from arlington) and i talked about it at school (she's retired but subbing and i'm still in the trenches, haha). we love it :)

10 Oct 2010 3:03pm

@Tim: Thanks, Tim ... and I see you're catching up today.
B. and I shared the outcome of the Rays' game last night; I just checked and see they won again today. (Sorry 'bout that.)