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Ever wish you could see what was happening on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean…well now you can go down to the Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge and take a peek at what is going on in London. 

The Telectroscope by the artist Paul St George, a brass and wood telescope, 37 feet long by 11 feet tall…will visually connect New Yorkers to people in London, where an identical scope will sit on the banks of the Thames in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Spectators who step right up will have a real-time, life-size view across the pond 24 hours a day. From Telescope Takes a Long View, to London by Melena Ryzik in the NYTimes

The mock-19th century device allows people to see “right through the Earth” from London to New York, and vice versa…spectators waved, wrote messages on white boards, and played the first transatlantic game of tic-tac-toe with their fellows on the other side of the world…From `Telectroscope’ Connects Brooklyn to London by Mary Frost in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle  

The Telectroscope will be open from May 22 – June 15, 2008 and is located at the Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge, Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY, 11201 and on the south side of the Thames River near Tower Bridge, More London Riverside, London SE1 2DB. If you have a business meeting, marriage proposal or a request of people at both ends for a special reason, you can contact the providers at telectroscope@artichoke.uk.com Check out the videos in YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RiwPxImtoQ&eurl=http://timwright.typepad...

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The Smile That Shot Across the World

I had an opportunity to visit the Telectroscope on a warm Sunday morning around 10:00 AM. There was a small crowd gathered around, peering into the end of the scope. The eye on the other side were Londoners standing and waving, just as we were doing here in Brooklyn. It was late afternoon in London and the London Bridge was their backdrop. Jesse and Betty with their toddler had made arrangements to have their friend William be at the London Telectroscope. While the crowd in Brooklyn were looking in, William suddenly appeared, working his way through to the front of the crowd in London. Betty spotted William and the small white board she was holding at here side went up, with the words "We love you William!" William beamed a big smile, clear across the Atlantic. It was truly a moment!

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