The Liberty Sister

While everybody knows New York’s Liberty statue, it is less known that a smaller replica can be found in Paris below the Pont Grenelle. Indeed, the Statue de la Liberté was a gift from France to the United States in 1886 as a sign of friendship between the two nations yet a little sister was built on L’Ile des Cygnes. Funnily, this statue was rotated several times as it first faced the Eiffel tower, than the presidential palace to finally be orientated West in direction of her American sister. It can be seen on the picture as the sunset was witnessed by the many Sunday wanderers, almost giving the impression of a large ship entering the harbor. « New York, New York » could almost be heard in the distance.

Leica M8 with CV25mm, ISO160
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One Response to “The Liberty Sister”

  1. Murat dit :

    Nice photo…