Saturday, July 4, 2009

Joyeux Anniversaire Amérique!

Yes, a petite version of our Lady Liberty resides in Paris!  This is the original "life size" cast.  She stands 15 feet tall in the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens, home of the French Senate.  This was architect/sculptor Batholdi's miniature mold for our American Statue of Liberty.

10 comments:

Peter said...

Two nice "ladies"!!

Harriet said...

I can't believe that I've missed seeing this on my visits to the Luxembourg Gardens......

The b&w photo really shows off the facial features of Our Lady Liberty.

Happy Fourth to you!

Cafe Observer said...

Is the young liberty girl a relative?

Virginia said...

Co, Why yes that 's my granddaughter Eva!

Peter,
Oui, deux belle jolies!

FireLight said...

Isn't she lovely and yet powerful?...Thank you for posting this!

Virginia said...

P,
Oh no, that's wrong of course. Let me try again,
Duex trés belle jeune filles?? Will I ever learn French??
Sigh!
V

Daryl said...

I am aching to go and take my own pix .. thank you again and again for sharing your amazing holiday ..

Louis la Vache said...

Oh! «Louis» didn't know about this model! There's a lot to explore in le Jardin du Luxembourg. However, «Louis» has visited model of Lady Liberty in la Seine.

Virginia said...

Louis,
The ladies abound in Paris. I still prefer OURS! HA

Dusty Lens said...

Now I'm wondering how I missed this in Luxembourg Garden.