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    The Statue of Liberty in Luxembourg Gardens, Paris


    Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France...


    These are photos,taken yesterday of the original model used to create the Statue of Liberty which stands on Liberty Island overlooking NYC.


    The statue which stands 10 feet tall and is constructed in bronze, was created by French sculptor August Bartholdi (1834-1904)....the same artist who designed the Statue of Liberty which stands  in the USA.  The engineeer who designed the interior superstructure was Gustave Eiffel, the  engineer responsible for the Eiffel Tower.  Both statues and a third which stands in the Seine 1.5 km. west of the Eiffel Tower were fabricated in Paris,  This smaller model was donated by the sculptor to the gardens in 1906.


    Luxembourg Gardens is the most popular public park in Paris and was originally the grounds for the palace constructed for Marie de Medici, the Queen of France in the 17th century.


    Another Statue of Liberty, which is 35 feet tall and created by the same sculptor and engineer stands on Swan Island in the Seine River in Paris.  It was given as a present to the City of Paris by Americans  living in the city in1905.  Photos and a short history of this larger statue can be seen on a seperate report I submitted earlier this week. http://www.ireport.com/docs//DOC#259832


    photo #1 ... the statue and an American Oak planted by the American community living in France as a memorial to the victims of 9/11.


    photo #4...a leaf on the oak tree.


    photo #7...the American oak tree which stands beside the Statue of Liberty.



    photo #8...inscription indicating the foundry where the statue was created.


    photo #10...date of fabrication of original statue.

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