Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July - La Liberté éclairant le monde!

We interrupt the regularly scheduled topic to bring you this special 4th of July post....

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World - La Liberté éclairant le monde) was a gift to the United States from the people of France in 1886. She represents the Roman Goddess of Freedom (Libertas) and on the tablet she holds is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence which we celebrate today.

This replica of the Statue of Liberty can be seen outside the Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts and Crafts). It is one of three replicas in Paris and many replicas across the globe

Happy 4th of July Lady Liberty!

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