Last night we took a sunset journey down the Hudson to the Statue of Liberty aboard the Schooner America 2.0 run by Classic Harbor Line. Some thunder, a little rain and a great deal cooler than the 94 degrees (heat index 107) that it was on shore.
The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is threshold…described as: “A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.” I disagree with all the hard work is over; relief is palpable.
Not the first time I have shown a photograph of this. It used to be the biggest threshold in the USA and perhaps the world. Sadly I do not believe it carries the same resonance anymore.
Today…I decided to be a tourist. I usually don’t go to the big “must see” tourist locations in town unless we have out-of-town guests but I said to myself, “hey it’s a beautiful late afternoon, my tasks are done for the day, what should I do?” I don’t do the Statue of Liberty…it is too depressing and ironic to go through all that security to visit the symbol of freedom. I know…let’s check out The Empire State Building!
Fun Fact: The building is 102 stories and from start of excavation (January 22, 1930) through opening (May 1, 1931) took 15 months approximately 17% of the time the new World Trade Center (104 stories) will take.