Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Ellis Island

We walked more than 2 miles in blazing heat to the ferry for Ellis Island. The building held the stories, pictures, and cherished belongings of the people who immigrated here. There were beautiful photographs of the buildings prior to their restoration. The photographer's grandparents had come to Ellis Island from Russia with only a borrowed empty suitcase.

graffiti found inside.

Many of the immigrants traveled across the country from this train station, which is now abandoned.

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