Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Wall Street Part Deux...Federal Hall...
You can see here that sections of the original upright posts are still in the street surrounded by the cobblestones.
See them going right down the street? They go right past the Trump Building--one of Trump's several buildings.
This is Federal Hall National Memorial with a statue of George Washington. It is where on April 30, 1789 he took the oath as the first President of the United States of America.
And this relief of Washington praying before taking his oath of office.
This is looking back towards Trinity Church from Federal Hall.
Canal Street intersects Wall Street. It is called Canal because in 1696, say it with me, it was originally a CANAL!!! The info in the street reads: "The canal is now a common sewer 1,158 feet long. It extends from the river to exchange place."
This clock caught my eye. It is also a part of my Happy Pictures that pops up from time to time as my desktop background. Look at the workmanship on it! It is actually a round ball and the hands are curved as well! So neat!
Look at this arch. Be sure to see the person in the arch to get an idea of the massive size. Can you imagine the work put into this and how long it must have taken???
This is inside of the arch. Look at that light! Wow! You may have noticed that I like and appreciate architecture. Guess that is why I enjoyed being a realtor. :)
All of a sudden, nestled between all of the HUGE buildings is this little guy--only about 6 stories...Even in this building, you can see the attention to detail by the craftmen of the day.
Two things really caught my eye the fire escapes and....
The Water Towers on top of the buildings.