a slight variation on my previous post
The Red Star Line Museum is a modern and interactive museum located in the historic Red Star Line buildings in the harbour of Antwerp.
This picture shows a part of the old Red Star shed with behind it the viewing tower, which is part of the newly opened museum.
With their whole life packed in a few suitcases, millions of people sailed from Europe to America after 1800. The United States and Canada were the promised land for fortune seekers and everyone looking for a better life.
For many people, the trip to the New World began in a warehouse in Antwerp. Red Star Line ocean steamers paved the way to a new life for about two million men, women and children between 1873 and 1934.
The historic sheds of the legendary shipping company with the red star in its flag currently house the Red Star Line Museum.
The museum tells the story of the millions of Europeans who were courageous or desperate enough to leave their old life behind and look for a better existence.
more info on: www.redstarline.be
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dta (76665) 2014-03-04 7:43
Hello Benny ,
Le même sujet bien sûr , mais je trouve que ça valait la peine de présenter cette image . Encore plus percutante par ce cadrage , avec des couleurs plus saturées : j'aime beaucoup .
jhm (150872) 2014-03-06 5:29
Ik ben er zelf nog nooit binnen geweest, ik heb wel de documentaire gezien het moet zeker de moeite zijn om even langs te gaan, ik heb zelf twee nonkels die op deze manier naar Amerika zijn vertrokken.
Uw foto is in ieder geval ijzer scherp.
Goed foto werk, bedankt.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-10 6:27
Interestingly, In New York's Ellis Island, there is also a museum telling the stories of the immigrants from Europe. It was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States from other side of Atlantic.
PS: I saw you were writing critique in Chinese on other day. It's amazing. For any language, writing is the most difficult. You must stay in China long enough. By the way, I'm a Chinese.
bukitgolfb301 (40770) 2014-03-15 16:54
Hi Bonsior dear Benny, how are you? Sorry for my late reply as so busy weekday.
Compared with last one, I like this, as so clear and sharp, a bold cropping/cutting is very good idea in the tight framework. Very sharp focusing and color contarst are wonderful to see as your trademark!
All the best and have a good Sunday! TAKERO
mjw364 (840) 2014-04-11 13:17
Read and blue and old and new and graphic composition. Nicely composed and framed.
The reds are doing better than the blues and only 5 games left... are we going to win the league?
abmdsudi (52499) 2014-04-22 3:17
That's a lovely corner you've found there and lots of interesting stuff with the striking colours grabbing the eye. Hard to miss for sure, it's bold, vibrant and expressive, very beautifully captured indeed. Congrats
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- Date Taken: 2014-03-02
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- Date Submitted: 2014-03-04 6:39