Ellis Island Chandelier

“Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

– Emma Lazarus “The New Colossus”

This chandelier hangs in the registry hall at Ellis Island. I could stare at it and the brickwork for hours.

A beautiful chandelier hangs beneath equally beautiful brickwork in the registry hall at Ellis Island. Not So SAHM

Ellis Island Chandelier – ProjectEdit365 – 02 Nov

The original was dull so I increased the contrast and clarity. I used a graduated filter on the lower portion of the ceiling to brighten it a bit. Here’s the original:


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