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Queen Elizabeth II at 50

The visit of Queen Elizabeth to New York today brought back old memories. The last time she was in New York she was 50 years old and celebrating the Bicentennial. Flanked by nervous security men scanning the crowd for IRA assassins, she was walking up Wall Street to Trinity Church for the ritual collection of back rent in the amount of 279 peppercorns. And I was there with my family, taking pictures. More about how I took the photo and what it felt like for the Queen to pass by so close I could have reached out to touch her (as some did) at Letter from Here.


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Taken on July 6, 2010