Statue of Liberty

From the plaque under the statue:

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, Tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Emma Lazarus

Some monuments are built and then they represent the place they are built in for eternity. Pyramids of Eygpt, Taj Mahal of Agra, Eiffel Tower of Paris…so is Statue of Liberty of New York city. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, was conceptualized by Édouard René de Laboulaye and designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. The interior structural elements of the statue were designed by Gustave Eiffel (yes he is the same engineer who built the Eiffel Tower).

P.S. This post marks the beginning of photos taken from DSLR camera (Canon Rebel T3, my first DSLR!). Having said this does not mean that I will be dumping my loyal iPhone 4 camera, it still remains my camera of choice. Photos taken by iPhone will appear on this blog, albeit less frequently.

View from behind Rebel T3, 70mm, f/9 @ 1/500

View from behind
Rebel T3, 70mm, f/9 @ 1/500

This is what the immigrants saw when they first arrived in US Rebel T3, 39mm, f/13 @ 1/400

This is what the immigrants saw when they first arrived in US
Rebel T3, 39mm, f/13 @ 1/400

Close up Rebel T3, 300mm, f/8 @ 1/640

Close up
Rebel T3, 300mm, f/8 @ 1/640

Left hand holds tabula ansata upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence Rebel T3, 300mm, f/8 @ 1/500

Left hand holds tabula ansata upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence
Rebel T3, 300mm, f/8 @ 1/500

Showing the light to the world Rebel T3, 300mm, f/8 @ 1/640

Showing the light to the world
Rebel T3, 300mm, f/8 @ 1/640

Statue of Liberty Rebel T3, 75mm, f/4 @ 1/3200

Statue of Liberty
Rebel T3, 75mm, f/4 @ 1/3200

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