Photographer's Note

When we were leaving Colmar, heading for Strasbourg, we discovered the Statue of Liberty in the middle of a roundabout in a cash and carry area close to the airport.

Of course this made me wonder why, but my son knew the answer. The creator of the iron lady, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was born in Colmar in 1834.

We had earlier seen another copy of the Statue of Liberty at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. A statue previously standing in Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens) and which is a first model made in 1878.

A third copy is found in the middle of Seine at the western end of Île aux Cygnes and in front of Pont de Grenelle. This is a gift to France from Americans living in Paris. And it's aligned with the real statue in New York and this one in Colmar.

There are hundreds of larger or smaller Statue-of-Liberty-copies standing around the world.

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