Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

When people visit New York, the Statue of Liberty is usually high on their agenda.

Which was exactly what happened when we visited. I took lots of photographs of the statue but particularly liked this one, close-up, showing the important symbols that she is holding.

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbour. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tablet inscribed JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. (Co-incidentally, that is my husband's birthday so we were thrilled by all the celebrations that happened whilst we were there!)

From this low viewpoint, with the clouds lower than the upheld torch, the statue appears to be floating!

I will add a second photograph, as a workshop, so that a sense of scale can be appreciated.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

I have just obtained a new computer, monitor and keyboard so I may be a little slow ... for a while! My husband, who is far more computer literate than me, is transferring files! What a job!

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9513 W: 373 N: 22022] (86520)
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