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In my quest of seeing & showing Paris differently, render well-known topics as fresh images....familiar landmarks from a not-so-common point of view....

I surely don't need to say anything about the tower you see in the distance...the Eiffel Tower which needs no introduction....but why the title...Paris, New York? I am sure viewers can decipher the reason themselves!

Riding the Metro to Javel, I had reached Pont Mirabeau from where I took this picture. The bridge is served by the Paris Metro stations Mirabeau and Javel - André Citroën.

The Statue of Liberty in Paris is located off the beaten path on the Ile aux Cygnes. It’s one-fourth the size of the real Statue of Liberty in New York, standing a little for than 72 feet tall (the actual statue stands 305 feet on Ellis Island). The replica in Paris was inaugurated on July 4, 1889 (to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution). The Statue of Liberty on the Ile aux Cygnes once looked east toward the Eiffel Tower, but now it faces west toward it’s larger (and much cooler) sibling across the Atlantic Ocean. The westward facing position actually makes the Statue of Liberty in Paris a little hard to enjoy. The replica is on the west tip of the Ile aux Cygnes, so there isn’t much room to go and see from the front of the statue.

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