LANDMARK   7 comments

Not since 1916, when the Statue of Liberty’s Torch was closed to visitors, has the public been able to view New York Harbor and its surrounding shores from the Torch. But now, the first ever Torch Cam allows people around the world to see these panoramic images.  Cameras provide unobstructed live views of the New York City skyline, along with views of the Hudson River, ships in New York Harbor and Lady Liberty herself.  Click HERE for the Torch Cam & HERE for some original photos of the Statue being built in Paris in the late 1800’s.

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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-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

                                                                                Emma Lazarus  1883

This poem appears on a plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

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Posted May 12, 2012 by Madelaine in Photography by Madelaine Cappuccio

7 responses to “LANDMARK

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  1. Magnificent sight!

  2. Most awesome lady in the world!

  3. Great shot of the statue….fun checking the cams!

  4. Great info…loved checking out the cams

  5. Kinda trumps the theme! Such a powerful icon. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an image with the base and people to see the scale.
    I will check out the torch cam now and likely often…

  6. An enduring gift.

  7. She is brilliant, what an icon!! Inside is amazing as well. Hope you’ve been to the top! Thanks for this.

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