Saturday, July 4, 2015

Facing West


This replica of our Statue of Liberty stands on the Île aux Cygnes and faces west towards the United States. This 1/4 scale replica inaugurated on 4 July, 1889, was given by the American community in Paris to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution. It originally faced east toward la Tour Eiffel but was turned in 1937. A plaque at the base bears the inscription IV juillet 1776 = XIV juillet, 1789.

4 comments:

Valerie said...

Somehow Madame Liberte looks even more elegant in Paris than she does in Manhattan! Lovely shot.

William Kendall said...

She certainly seems elegant!

Nadege said...

I have a particular fondness for Lady Liberty! I always get emotional imagining how immigrants coming to the US by boat must have felt looking at her. She is the true symbol of freedom! Happy Independence day!

Linda said...

Lovely photo.