Wait....the Eiffel Tower in New York City, really?
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Standing on an Island only a short distance away from Manhattan stands the most famous, Statue of Liberty
|Postcard of the famous Statue of Liberty - dedicated 1886 "Liberty Enlightening the World -- a gift from France to commemorate liberty in the United States of America.|
|The Metropolitan - Minneapolis - 1890 - 1962|
Elevators within the building glided up more than 220 feet. AKA "The Met" there were dedicated groups of citizens trying to "Save the Met" from destruction.....it was described as a "fantasia in glass and iron," until the end it was reputed to be the highest interior in the United States--like Beauvais Cathedral in France, or Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, incomparable.
|The Metropolitan - Minneapolis, Minnesota|
Skipping past the theme photo of stately buildings and the Eiffel Tower for a moment please welcome Alexander Graham Bell and his never-ending quest for communication, which he took in so many directions. Since Alan from Sepia Saturday will be doing just that in his search for a "cyber-cafe" ....it brings to mind just how and where most of our communicating with others began. Pictured here is Alexander himself sitting on top of his own specially designed tetrahedral observation post for an excellent viewing of his tetrahedral kite flights. He was quite fond of this creation. Photo taken August 12, 1907 in Nova Scotia.
A couple of Ojibwa sayings -
"Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky."
In the old days our people had no education. All their wisdom and knowledge came to them from dreams. They tested their dreams and in that way learned their own strength. - Ojibwa Elder
Thank you for stopping by another Sepia Saturday.