Week 32, Photo of the Week, Great Hall at Ellis Island

6 08 2009

Great Hall at Ellis Island, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

This is a picture of the restored Great Hall at Ellis Island. Many of our grandparents came through this hall on their way from Eastern Europe. They were looking for a better life.




2 responses

7 08 2009

It was there that Oscar Wilde was asked if he had “Anything to declare?” and replied “Only my own brilliance” – I stole that and a few others from him.

6 08 2009

Love the simplicity of the room, it makes your eyes roam the beautiful architectural details!!

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