Friday, July 6, 2012

Red, White, and Blue


The Empire State Building in New York City lights up at night in different colors depending on the occasion. Here it is in red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. I just learned the meaning of the colors: white for purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. Sharing with Friday My Town Shoot Out! at http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com/, where the theme this week is "patriotism"; and with Pixel Dust Photo Art at http://www.pixeldustphotoart.com/, where the theme is "architecture." Happy 4th of July weekend, celebrating independence!


34 comments:

  1. Ciao,Loredana!Buon fine settimana a NY!Se non ho capito male la festa di Indipendenza è diventato un lunghissimo ponte...come si dice da noi.
    Come vivono davvero,gli Statunitensi queste giornate?Sarebbe bello saperlo in diretta da Te!Un abbraccio,Rita!

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    1. Cara Rita, grazie per la visita. Questa festa dell'indipendenza si festeggia con famiglia e amici. Di solito si mangia fuori al fresco. Ci sono feste, luci e fuochi d'artificio in citta' e periferia. Vero, io sto facendo un ponte lungo. Buon fine settimana! Un abbraccio, Loredana

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  2. Have been in NYC several time but never on the 4th. I would love to see that. Great shot.
    QMM

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    1. Thanks, Peggy, yes, the lights on the building are really nice to see :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your regular visits to my blog :)

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  4. Fun shot! I was pretty thrilled to see the different colours on the building when I visited NYC. Well, I was just generally thrilled to be in New York. I really like the feeling of immediacy of this shot. Like I'm standing right there, looking up.

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    1. Thank you, Louciao! Yes, I was only across the street when I took this photo, looking up, very close indeed. I also went to the top of the building. Great views of NYC from up there! :)

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  5. Fabulous Edit! Wow that would be exciting to see. I've never been to NY but would like to someday.

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    1. Thanks, Ida! Yes, you should visit NY, fun!

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  6. I love the way this came out - great texture!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! I was in the right place at the right time :)

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  8. Right place, right time - great shot! I like it.

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  9. Great edit, Loredana. Thanks for explanation of the meaning of colors on your flag and for linking up with Photo Art Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! The architectural theme was fun :)

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my place and commenting!! I am trying to figure out the things that Bonnie does but I am totally lost. I need to take more time to figure it out because your shot looks great!!!

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    1. Thank you for the return visit, Danielle! I'm still learning, too ... :)

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  11. Made even more romantic with your treatment of it...I've never been either and this makes me want to go even more!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the romantic look of the city. :) Thanks for the visit!

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  12. I never saw it lit up like that (maybe I just haven't been in NYC enough) but I love the idea !

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    1. Thank you for visiting from London. :) The website for the Empire State Building has a schedule of the different colors. Hope you catch it lit up on your next trip! :)

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  13. How cool! I would enjoy seeing that in person.

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    1. Yes, it's really cool to see in person. Thanks for the return visit! :)

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  14. bellissino lo ho visto a Natale

    Ciao
    Stefano

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    1. Ciao Stefano, allora sei stato in vacanza qui a Natale, che bello. New York e' spettacolare a Natale con luci dappertutto. :)

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  15. Great shot and thanks for the color explanations.

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  16. My husband is a native New Yorker and we have spent a lot of time in NY, but haven't seen this..Michelle

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Michelle! Glad you got to see something new :)

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