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Good Morning Everyone,

A visit to N.Y. has to include a visit to that icon of the city, The Statue of Liberty.

Of course, my husband and I took a trip out to Liberty Island and were not only thrilled to see this colossal statue but to meet so many people from other nations, surely testimony to the idea of 'freedom'.

I chose to post this particular shot, from the many that I took, because, symbolically, the clouds appeared to be emanating from the Liberty's torch ... she's lighting the Heavens!

I will put a more conventional shot in a w/s.

For anyone who does not know the history of this wonderful statue, I have copied this information from - about.com.manhatten, ny :

The Statue of Liberty National Monument has stood proudly in New York Harbour for almost 120 years (her official 120th birthday was on October 28, 2006).

The statue was a gift to the people of the United States from the people of France in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution. Over the last 120 years, the Statue of Liberty has become an internationally-recognized symbol of freedom and democracy.

Creating Miss Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, known officially as “Liberty Enlightening the World,” was designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and funded completely through donations from the French people.

After Bartholdi finalized the design in miniature, the statue itself was created using wooden molds, a copper shell, and an iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel, who later built the Eiffel Tower.

On July 4, 1884, the 151-foot-tall, 225-ton Statue of Liberty was delivered to the American Ambassador in Paris. In order to transport Lady Liberty to New York, the statue was dismantled into 300 pieces and packed into 214 wooden crates.

The Statue of Liberty is just over 305 feet high from the ground to the tip of her torch. There are 354 steps inside the statue and its pedestal and 25 viewing windows in the crown.

There are seven rays on Liberty's crown, symbolizing the seven seas and seven continents. Miss Liberty holds a tablet in her left hand that reads "July 4, 1776" (in Roman numerals).

Many thanks for your interest.
Please feel free to feedback on any aspect of the shot, Bev :-)

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