Wordless Wednesday: Freedom Rings

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  1. Nice shot of the Liberty Bell. I haven't been to Philadelphia in ages!

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  2. Fun photo, reminds me of all the early American history sites I haven't visited back east...someday. Maybe...

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  3. great shots of the bell. Happy WW!

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  4. Very nice detail shot. I would love to travel back east and visit these historical sites.

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  5. Growing up in Philly, a trip to the Liberty Bell was something that happened at many stages of life, yielding succesive relationships with the icon.

    I remember bicycling past Independence Hall at 11:30 pm on the way to my night job (when the bell was still there). I remember when it was moved to the new shed. Something old and continuous and homey was lost I think. The old State House has so many ghosts - the bell was happy among them and the old wood, I think.

    Honolulu's civic center displays TWO seperate Reproductions of the bell so I feel at home here.
    Your post is wordless, so the words came rushing out of me ;-]
    Let freedom ring!

    Aloha
    Comfort Spiral

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  6. Good shot! Greater still when it is about liberty and freedom.

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  7. ~gong....gong....gong....~

    Happy WW! :D

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  8. Hi, Just visited your wonderful blog.
    Wow.. I'm so amazed that you have captured your whole world here that I feel like I just "time travelled" to your place.
    With each pictures, thoughts and memoria here is like time had just stopped to make a statement.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Now that is a familiar but wonderful sight.

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  10. Beautiful shots of the beautiful bell.

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  11. Excellent job on the lighting in these Sandy. Really jumps off the page!

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  12. Hi Sandy

    Great shots, crisp and clear...i had seen a picture of this few years back when i was reading about PA these pictures are 10 times better than what i had seen :)

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  13. Wonderful picture of the bell. Great details!

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  14. the liberty bell! wow, i don't think i've actually seen it.

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  15. we visited the liberty bell when it was 20 below zero wind chill.

    I felt cracked, too.

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  16. Anonymous2:15 AM

    very nice shot!!

    shraddha

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  17. Hi Sandy, loved these photos. Wonderful images of the Liberty Bell.

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  18. that is so huge! i wonder how loud that will sound.

    great pic and thanks for sharing, Sandy!

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  19. wonderful images of this bell. I love the little lady in the back ground~
    Spirithelpers

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  20. Great shot. I've never seen the bell so close up

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  21. Great shot. I haven't seen the Liberty Bell in person since I was a 10-year-old, on a Girl Scout trip to Philadelphia. Perhaps someday I'll bring my own children there.

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  22. Nice job! I haven't been to center city Philly in ages (and I don't live that far away!)

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  23. A most historic bell, that.

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  24. Nice photos of the bell. Liberty..such a treasure.

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  25. Sandy: Wonderful capture of a landmark object.

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  26. Great photos that really speak out!

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  27. Great shots of the bell.

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  28. I remember seeing this for the first time and being in awe ... all that history .. you can feel it ....

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  29. What a beautiful bell.

    My WW is here.

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  30. Great photos SAndy. I love the Liberty Bell and all it stands for. Thanks for sharing this.

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  31. Sandy this is a great photo we should all remember what that bell stands for! I lived in PA for a while and never got to see Philly too bad I could have see things like this.
    Happy WW

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  32. wordless, but very powerful...

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  33. Great shots of the Liberty Bell. Happy WW!

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  34. I'm glad freedom still rings!!

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  35. An important photo at an important time for our country

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  36. A silent post for a silent friend; I like this one very much.

    I also love how the bell's story and survived all these years to be visited this way, instead of being re-cast or forgotten. Beautiful!

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  37. Sandy, I got this from Big Site of Amazing Facts. I am not surprised that the Liberty Bell, which cracked not once but several times, was made in - ta da - England!

    "The bell we now call the Liberty Bell was originally ordered by the Assembly of the colony of Pennsylvania from a foundry in England. When the bell arrived from England in 1752 and was hung in the State House in Philadelphia, it was simply called the State House Bell. The first time that the new bell was struck, it cracked. It then had to be recast twice during the following year before it was rehung in the State House bell-tower.

    "When the bell rang on July 18, 1776 to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the people of Philadelphia immediately associated it with the Revolution and made it the symbol of their fight for freedom. From that time on, the bell was rung to celebrate patriotic occasions and to mark the birthdays or deaths of famous American men.

    "The bell cracked again in 1835 when it was struck to announce the death of John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the United States, but it was again repaired.

    "All this time, the bell was still called the State House Bell, but when the people of Philadelphia were becoming active in their support of the abolition movement, the freeing of Negro slaves in America, its name was changed to the Liberty Bell.

    "Then in 1846, when the bell was struck to mark the birthday of George Washington, it cracked once more. But this time it could not be repaired, and it sat in the bell-tower, silent.

    "In 1915, this symbol of America's fight for liberty was taken down from the bell-tower and placed on the ground level of what is today called Independence Hall."

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  38. a lasting tribute to those patriots who decided to put their lives on the line for what they beleived in! I am glad that there are people who still do to this day.

    Great Pic Sandy! Thanks for reminding us of these wonderful things!

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  39. Sometimes I'd like to live on the east side of the states so I could be around all that history.

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  40. A very emotional post, Sandy. Pictures are worth a thousand words, indeed. Long live, Liberty!

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  41. Anonymous3:46 AM

    excellent choice and capture. i really like this close up

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  42. You got much better shots of the bell than I did. :) Too bad we couldn't have toured together. :)

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