Friday, October 16, 2009

Tour in New York City

This sculpture is in Battery Park. For three decades, this sculpture stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center. Entitled "The Sphere," it was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as symbol of world peace. It was damaged during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but endures as an icon of hope and the indestructible spirit of this country. The Sphere was placed here on March 11, 2002 as a temporary memorial to all who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.
This eternal flame was ignited on September 11, 2002 in honor of all those who were lost. Their spirit and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Us at Liberty Island in front of the Statue of Liberty. What memories that visit brought back. Did you know that I had a pre-nup before I would get married?????? Yes........ I mentioned to John that I had promised myself that I was going to see the Statue of Liberty before I married. We saw the beautiful lady in the summer of 1965.

The Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1855.... and New Yorkers are very proud of it.... It is a bridge that is 135 feet above the water , supported by steel cables anchored to two huge granite towers -- a design that would leave boat traffic on the river unimpeded.
From atop of the Empire State Building. Soaring 1,454 feet into the New York sky and even breathtaking on a foggy rainy day. It stands now as the tallest building in New York City..... until the new World Trade Center is completed.
Here we are on Time Square. Can not believe that we are here. What a CITY!!!!!!!!!!!

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