79. Theme 284 ~Statue~

The Statue of Liberty

For many immigrants, the Statue of Liberty was their first view of the United States, signifying new opportunities in life. The statue is an iconic symbol of the American Dream.  HERE’S a short video clip of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in 1903…. made by Thomas Edison himself!

Contrary to popular belief,  the Statue is actually located in NJ waters off Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ although both New Jersey and New York share jurisdiction of the island, formerly known as Bedloe’s Island.  Utility services, including electricity, waterand sewage to Liberty Island are provided by New Jersey although the mail is delivered from New York. You can read about the dispute, which was settled by the Supreme Court in 1997,  HERE.   By the way, did you know the Statue of Liberty used to be a lighthouse?

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8 responses

  1. Thanks for showing this wonderful symbol! How would I like to see the statue in person!

    July 19, 2011 at 3:17 am

  2. Lois

    Magnificent statue! The colored version with the lamp light glowing is my favorite of the two.

    July 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

  3. I agree with Lois. I really like the soft colors and the glowing lamp in the colored version. Beautifully captured.

    July 19, 2011 at 11:54 am

  4. So she’s a Jersey Girl!!! I’m glad to learn the true facts. And my favorite is the color version which is outstanding!

    July 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm

  5. Lovely Lady! She needs to be the filter which we use to see everything else through!! 😀

    July 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm

  6. I love both versions of this, was this shot from the water? Thanks for the link, nice to know facts of a most iconic symbol.

    July 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    • Madelaine

      Yes, it was from the water.

      August 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm

  7. I love both versions of this statue. I like clarity and intensity of these images. Well done!

    July 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

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