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    Posted June 4, 2012 by
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    New York - The City of Light and Hope


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     PuakeaJutka's image of the Statue of Liberty was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for July 4, 2012!
    - rachel8, CNN iReport producer

    New York is maybe one of the most exciting and mesmerizing City of the World. It is full of cultural diversity, wonderful sights, museums, theatres and so much more. It is hard to capture the so fantastic essence of this vibrant and beautiful City. Anyway it is impossible to do when you just visit it, as I do. But every time I arrive in New York, it amazes and surprises me as I would see it the very first time.


    1, The light cascades over the Statue of Liberty


    2, Bird's-eye view of Manhattan


    3, The Verrazano Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. It is also the starting point of the New York Marathon. It is such a fun to watch especially in high heat when the great Ocean - Liners passing under it, just inches to spare. The bridge is about 12 feet lower in summer as in winter.


    4, Macy's at Broadway


    5, Times Square


    6, The Empire State building
    The Empire State Building is a 102 story building with its antenna included, it is 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high. t was completed in 1931 and it was the World' tallest building for 40 years.


    7, Bright lights of Broadway


    8, You always can meet somebody special in New York!


    9, The breathtaking vista of Manhattan and the Hudson river


    10, The Statue of Liberty
    This so meaningful statue is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. As a refugee and as a person who grew up in an occupied country this beautiful statue has a special place in my heart. Every time I see it, is always reminds me of an old, beaten up picture which once my Father shown me secretly (it was forbidden to have this picture or anything else from the West in early fifties) and he whispered to me as I was a child - "look at this graceful statue and remember it always, because this is the place where Freedom lives!". I think I just was five years old that time but I never ever forgot the meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Now I am a proud US Citizen. Thank You: PuakeaJutka


    Photos by Jutka T. Emoke Barabas

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