Monday, October 5, 2009

Ellis Island

Our class had a trip to Ellis Island. It was my first trip over there, so I figured I'd take my camera along. I don't really enjoy being in front or behind the camera. I'm not much of a photographer, but I think these photos turned out nicely. Keep in mind, I used a basic digital camera. I have a feeling these photos will be the first of many adventures.

It was a fun adventure. The museum itself didn't appeal to me. It seemed too 'clean' and empty. It wasn't until we went over to the back and saw the parts of Ellis Island that weren't reconstructed and torn down. It was the first time I've ever seen anything from that perspective. The history, the artifacts, the beauty - it was all there. It wasn't masked by layers of paint and replicated props. It was what used to be the door to 'the land of the free. It was real.What a beautiful day it was indeed.


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