Monday, May 28, 2007

Liberty Enlightening the World

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

I know, I know - Statue of Liberty would be more appropriate on the Fourth of July. Regardless, Lady Liberty has been welcoming folk to the U.S. of A. for a long time and this seems as good an occasion as any to celebrate her!

Wikipedia says:

Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La liberté éclairant le monde), known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté), is a colossal statue given to the United States by France in 1886, standing at Liberty Island, New York in the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans. The copper-clad statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the United States and is a gesture of friendship between the two nations. The sculptor was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, engineered the internal structure. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue's construction and adoption of the Repoussé technique.

Let There Be Light
by dubbie
Liberty at sunset (yellow!)
by bugged out cars
New York: It's like living in a movie!
by acarb83 Nueva York
by bdebaca Statue of Liberty
by satosphere Statue Of Liberty - Edited by avdgaag
by s,B - Leader of the Wachoo Wachoo Tribe The price of freedom
by A@lbi Untitled
by Onward And Upward Walking the dog...
by Hugo* Welcome Sight
by Ed Karjala
The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

—Emma Lazarus, 1883 av JC

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Goodnight and Enjoi!

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