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    Main » 2011 » February » 26 » Some notes from my trip to New York.
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    Some notes from my trip to New York.
    Ten hours of flying over the Atlantic ocean and you are in  another world. It's the land of wonders, dreams and hopes.
    New York is a lovely place to visit. First you see when you are approaching this tremendous city is the Statue of Liberty greeting you.
    This huge Woman (93 meters tall)  presented to the Americans by the  French people is a symbol of freedom and democracy.

    You can also admire it travelling on a Staten Island Ferry. It's a passenger ferry service that runs between Manhattan Island and Staten Island.
    It is provided 24 hours a day 365 days a year. It's free of charge.
    You are impressed (not depressed) by skyscrapers. The highest and the most famous is the Empire State Building(443m)The view of the city from the 86th floor (you can get there for 45 seconds by a lift) is breathtaking. 

    Time Square is the center of musical life and  the adverts are so colourful.


    My impression? People are so cheerful, helpful and look like without any problems. They seem to be happy! Even the squirrels... .


    Category: Top materials | Views: 996 | Added by: MsPikush | Rating: 3.0/2
    Total comments: 10
    1 MsByzova  
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    Amazing trip!!! Waiting for more photos!)))

    Three years ago I flew from Kyiv to Denver for a Conference and I had to change the plane in New York.

    This is how New York looked like from the board of the plane, which started to land. cool biggrin

    My Trip to the USA

    2 Dzvinka  
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    just no words!!! surprised surprised surprised biggrin biggrin biggrin specool specool specool

    p.s. do you know that the Statue of Liberty was transported and installed by slaves? book

    3 MsByzova  
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    At that time there were no slaves in the USA. Slavery was abolished in 1865.

    A lot of people donated money to make the basis for the Statue.

    Here is interesting information from the Wikipedia:

    "In June, New Yorkers displayed their new-found enthusiasm for the statue, as the French vessel Isère arrived with the crates holding the disassembled statue on board. Two hundred thousand people lined the docks and hundreds of boats put to sea to welcome the Isère. After five months of daily calls to donate to the statue fund, on August 11, 1885, the World announced that $102,000 had been raised from 120,000 donors, and that 80 percent of the total had been received in sums of less than one dollar."

    5 Dzvinka  
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    well, it was a science fiction book by Den Brown... now I have some doubts Oo

    4 MsByzova  
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    "The New Colossus" is a sonnet by Emma Lazarus (1849-1887).

    It was written in 1883 and, in 1903, engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the Statue of Liberty.

    The New Colossus

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
    With silent lips. "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-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    Emma Lazarus, 1883

    Some time ago I translated this sonnet into Ukrainian. cool biggrin

    My Translation

    6 LidycaBlack  
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    I'm fond of this sity!!!
    New York is the best. I love it!
    But if you shared with us yours inmressions I'd enjoy of this note!!! sad

    7 Angelika  
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    Wow, I really want to go to New York)
    Very beautiful photos

    8 Emotions  
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    OoOOOOOOOOoooo...It's really amazing and interesting!!!
    Fotos are cool**
    victory victory victory victory

    9 O_o(Chelovek)O_o  
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    10 LidycaBlack  
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    I think that New York is more beautiful in the summer! cool

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