Sunday, September 11, 2011

Looking Towards New York Harbor


This replica of the the original Statue of Liberty, stands on the Île des Cygnes near Pont Grenelles in Paris. She faces towards the Atlantic Ocean and her "larger sister" in New York Harbor.  Today on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I thought this a fitting view from Paris.

25 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

Beautiful shot, V.

Shell Sherree said...

Yes, beautiful, V. My best to you all.

this is Belgium said...

very fitting indeed!
even though my blog has no direct relation to NYC, since the whole world is thinking about it, I also thought it would not be out of place to make a reference to 9/11 today

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And we are waving back to Lady Liberty's SOEUR....COU COU!!!

Leif Hagen said...

She's a beautiful smaller sister indeed! Perfect for today, the 9/11 tenth anniversary!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful image for today Virginia, let's hope the day can pass peacefully.

Cezar and Léia said...

It couldn't be more appropriate!
God bless you!
Cezar

teri said...

This New Yorker thanks you.

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Good choice and beautiful photo. I remember seeing vintage pics of the Parisian place where the "big sister" was built. I was amazed when I realized they had actually built the whole thing in Paris, then taken it apart, piece by piece, shipped it across the Atlantic, and finally re-assembled Miss Liberty in New York. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Petrea Burchard said...

This is Belgium, I think in this case Belgium is related to New York, in the way that we all are, and that's good.

The whole world was/is affected by what happened on 9/11. We're still feeling it, and we're together in the changes we need to shape. I hope and believe those are good things.

Your post is generous and beautiful, by the way.

Petrea Burchard said...

Sorry, I'm a little teary-eyed today.

Starman said...

Too bad it doesn't stand for the same things it did when it was erected.

Alice Lynn Alfred said...

Beautiful...

Harriet said...

You have done it again -- the perfect photo!

TheChieftess said...

One of my most vivid memories of that day and the post 9/11 world was the outpouring of commemoration from the people in countries all over the world...

A very fitting post Virginia...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A perfect remembrance of this sad day with this perfect photo.

Fábio Martins said...

A perfect hour to take this photo!

Jack said...

Well done, Virginia. The darkness and sepia tone add to the poignancy. (And you didn't think I knew big words like that!)

Alexa said...

As a native New Yorker (and would-be Parisian), I'd have to say it's absolutely fitting, V. And what a gorgeous shot!

Owen said...

sobering thoughts and magical light...

Ginnie said...

It couldn't be more fitting, Virginia! Thank you.

Paris Paul said...

What an incredible and moving shot!

Malyss said...

Beautyful tribute for this special day.

David C. said...

I like that picture of the replica of the "Statue of Liberty"

Babzy said...

very good choice , nice atmosphere :)