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Closing this great 4th of july weekend with this photo captured by my wife @4theinsta on the hudson river park, with gorgeous view of the freedom tower!
for those of you less familiar with new york, this is an amazing location to see on your next visit to new york.
you can walk here literally from battery park (downtown manhattan) all the way to the top of the island! people go here to bike, do yoga, or simply to read a book and relax!
it’s also a great location to enjoy the sunset.
have a great sunday evening!
andrea & karen #newyork_eyes #hudsonriver#hudsonriverpark#freedomtower#sunset#pinksky
July 4. it’s no longer just a ‘simple’ holiday to celebrate our country’s independence and freedom, even though some would prefer to treat it as such. after all, that would be easier. we could all just think of it as time to spend with family, to enjoy summer weather, a beach perhaps, maybe an outdoor barbecue, even fireworks.
but 2020 is finally a year to reconsider traditions and celebrations with a lens on reality - because ‘freedom’ is indeed relative. i have certainly enjoyed freedom my whole life. perhaps so have you. but for so many others, that is not their truth.
as black lives matter and anti-racism momentum continues to surge, a magnifying lens has been placed on what the concept of freedom truly reflects. many leaders and supporters of the movement rightfully implore us to dig deeper.
we should welcome that. because the time has come to ask tough questions of ourselves and each other. in my mind, the notion of asking those questions and acting on unacceptable answers to effect positive change for all is a big part of what our country should strive toward.
i don’t think we need to give up all traditions we enjoy. but we should carefully contemplate their meaning and understand that at their roots, they may signify very different things for different people.
Sometimes you just have to post the whole picture
i was going to crop this image for the vertical portrait view but i felt i would be doing this photo an injustice plus i’m not sure how to load multiple images in different perspectives so i hope you enjoy it the way it is 😁 @empirestatebldg