Lady Liberty always regal guiding the way into New York York Harbor. Always lovely at sunset from the water as seen in this image. The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France symbolizing the friendship forged between the country of France and the fledging colonies during the Revolutionary War. It symbolism has grown over the years in addition to international friendship to symbolize freedom and democracy as it was one of the first things European immigrants viewed upon crossing the Atlantic Ocean entering New York Harbor.
The idea in 1865 of a monument for the United States was first proposed by Frenchman Edouard de Laboulaye. It took a decade for that concept to percolate into a real proposal with sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi commissioned to design a sculpture with the target completion 1876. Bartholdi realized the structural integrity of his massive statue was beyond his artisan knowledge, so he sought knowledgeable help and commissioned Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower) who designed a massive iron pylon and the metal skeletal secondary framework that would be required to put this massive memorial together. So in October of 1886, 10 years late for the Declaration of Independence centennial celebration New Jersey’s own United States President Grover Cleveland oversaw the dedication of the completed monument. The Statue of Liberty originally was called ”La Liberté éclairant le monde” or Liberty Enlightening the World.
This photograph captured on Olympus E-5 using Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 lens handheld, RAW file processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
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