Tuesday, October 24, 2006

12 Million Voices

Ellis Island is a symbol of America’s immigrant heritage. From 1892 to 1954, this depot processed the greatest tide of incoming humanity in the nation’s history. Nearly twelve million landed here in their search of freedom of speech and religion, and for economic opportunity.

We spent half a day here whilst visiting the Statue of Liberty and whilst I appreciate that the subject matter should be treated with a little more respect, I simply cannot pass the opportunity in this post to state that the gift shop in this place is frickin' awesome! I discovered all manner of great things from replicas of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitiution, to patriotic Christmas tree decorations.

The image of the tower highlights the interesting architecture complete with colourful masonry. More pictures from this series will follow over the coming months.

Meanwhile, please visit the official website to find out more about this historic location.


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