The lady of the harbor

I lift my lamp beside the golden door…

…and lift my hands to do the work that sets me free.

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6 Responses to The lady of the harbor

  1. Betty says:

    Oh, that second picture makes me nervous just looking at it! I do love that quote on the Statue of Liberty. I can only imagine what my Grandma felt when she came to this country as a little girl and saw the statue in the harbor. Now, once I get over feeling scared for that man, I do smile.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Going to see the Statue of Liberty and visiting Ellis Island was amazing–I cannot imagine how your Grandma and others felt, but it was overwhelming to me. I loved that workman! I took the photo through the window (obviously), but he was actually secure, with a safety line and there were safety nets underneath where they were working.

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      • Betty says:

        That makes me feel better. I visited the Statue of Liberty when I was about 20. We climbed all the way to the top, to the torch. Ellis island was an opened at that time, but I really hope to visit it someday.

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        • Suzassippi says:

          It was hot and crowded the day we were there and we made it up a couple of flights of steps before we said “some other time.” 🙂
          I do hope you get to go to Ellis Island–just being in that great room and seeing all the rows of benches and imagining the immigrants sitting there for hours waiting to be processed is awe-inspiring. For you whose Grandmother came through, it will be even more so. To my knowledge, none of my family immigrated through Ellis Island. They came from England, Scotland, and Ireland much earlier–before the Revolution.

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  2. Beth says:

    If I ever get to NY this is a must see and I’ll be sure to have a large box of tissues! I’m glad you reassured us about the worker and his safety gear – still makes me weak!

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    • Suzassippi says:

      I was way younger then; if it was today, he might not have posed so cheerily. 🙂
      It is definitely worth a visit. I loved NYC and went every year for a while, but have not been since 2005. I am past due!

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