Lady Liberty - How Sweet She is!

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Real Estate Agent with Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake

            Majestic and glorious - Statue of Liberty!  My photo with a little help from Picnik :-)  

       

I first layed eyes on the Statue as our Ship was leaving the Harbour - and it gave me goosebumps.....later I saw it from the Top of the Rock and then again went we took the ferry to see The Lady and Ellis Island.  That day it rained cats and dogs so a little hard to get a good pic.  We had so wanted to go to the the Crown but touring it was booked 3 months in advance. 

 

 

The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of a friendship established during the American Revolution. Over the years, the meanings of the Statue have grown until she has become an international icon of freedom and liberty, the most recognizable symbol of democracy in the world.

 Sculptor, Bartholdi named it "Statue of Liberty Liberty Enlightening the World", and fashioned her in the style of Greco-Roman art. He used a technique called repousse to create her copper skin - hammering out each piece of copper until it was only 3/32 of an inch thick. Bartholdi then recruited French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel to build a skeleton for his statue. Eiffel designed a massive iron pylon and secondary skeletal framework which allows the Statue's copper skin to move independently- yet stand upright. This flexibility is needed to allow the Statue to sway in the sometimes violent harbor winds.

 Did You Know?
The Statue of Liberty's face was said to be modeled after the sculptor's mother, Charlotte. This colossal statuary follows design going back to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

  (Historical Data Courtesy of The National Park Service)  

  

 
 
       

 

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If you or someone you know is thinking buying or selling a home   - or if you would like more information on Chilliwack Real Estate  please give Chilliwack Realtor Liz  Moras of Landmark Realty Chilliwack a call at- 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@gmail.com.  Selling property in Cultus Lake, Chilliwack, Hope, Abbotsford, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C.

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One of the greatest days of my life was going out to the Liberty and spending the day......

October 03, 2010 11:16 PM #1
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Earl - interesting what she represents -  I found it quite emotional too :)

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My father came to America from Germany in 1922... it was a rough experience for him He was 12 years old and only his 14 year old brother was with him... he was scared and frightened... he always remembered the way he felt when he saw the Statue of Liberty... like he would be safe... it gave him great comfort...

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Lady liberty is quite majestic. She is a beacon of hope for many who come to America.

October 03, 2010 11:53 PM #4
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Lady liberty is quite majestic. She is a beacon of hope for many who come to America.

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Harrison K. Long
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Thanks, Liz, for sharing your great photo images from NYC and the Statute of Liberty.  Indeed how sweet she is.

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Nice shots Liz.

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HI Liz - she is beautiful. It has been some time since I have been to New York, and I love the editting.

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HI Liz - she is beautiful. It has been some time since I have been to New York, and I love the editting.

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Liz - Beautiful Silhouette ..... you certainly manage to get some great shots on your trip this past summer

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Hi Liz... Iconic does not even begin to describe the Statue of Liberty!  I wonder how, in this day and age, such a gift would be regarded from a foreign government... and are the days of creating iconic images and symbols long past?

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One of my favorite things about NYC is Lady Liberty--she looks especially beautiful in blue!

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Your picture is awesome!  I love what you did to it.

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