Sunday, April 30, 2006

New York or Paris?


There are two Statues of Liberty in Paris: one on Ile aux Cygnes, that I already showed you here and here and this one, located in the Luxembourg gardens (on the rue Guynemer side - 6th arrondissement). This one served as a model for Bartholdi before he made the "real one" that was given to the Americans in 1885. But wait, there is more in this photo than meets the eye... the leaves you can see in the foreground belong to an American Oak tree that was planted in 2002 in dedication to the victims of 9/11 as the plaque next to it explains. (View on Google Maps).

PS: Today is a "theme day" for all City Daily Photo Bloggers. We are to show something in our city that suggests or refers to somewhere else. Do visit other DPs and find out what they came up with.

39 comments:

  1. et ben elle pousse vite la foret tropiquale anew york ... ou est ce la suite du jour d'aprés
    la derniere fois que je l'ai prise en photo c'etait sur un contre jour un soir d'ete et elle est toujours aussi belle merci Gustave...

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  2. I'm glad they said victims in the US and not US victims, as New York, like Paris, and London where there was also a terrorist attack (not forgetting Madrid, or the attacks in the Middle East) is a very cosmpolitan city and the victims were from everywhere.

    Although our leaves are earlier than usual, I think yours are still a bit ahead of ours... So nice to see the new green leaves. The American oak seems to range south from Pennsylvania - so the oaks in NYC, and certainly ours, are European ones, I guess.

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  3. I didn't know there was one at the Luxembourg garden, too! Good to know!

    I love the tree planting initiative, too. Most American people around me in California didn't realize that the whole world was watching 9/11 in horror just as we were, and when I told them that people in Paris had observed a minute of silence, they were blown away.

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  4. jardin de luxembourg is my favorite park in paris. i love running around and saying hi to the guards at the senate.

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  5. I love that the DPs have theme days...great idea!

    Lovely photo, as always.

    *bisous*

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  6. The Picture of Desktop 1.Dec. ?

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  7. See, just another example of how the French really love the Americans.

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  8. This is a nice twist on a common Paris theme...the Statue of Liberty. I've seen this statue many times, but the tree was obviously planted in 2002 which tells me I wasn't paying attention. Thanks Eric.

    Anonymous... regarding "The Picture of Desktop 1.Dec." I don't get it. Care to elaborate?

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  9. One October afternoon I picked up an oak leaf from under a tree in the back portion of Jardin Luxembourg and brought it home tucked safely in a book. I'm not recalling seeing a statue of liberty nearby so I'm wondering if my leaf is a French oak, as I had supposed when I picked it up. . .
    -Kim

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  10. I didn't know there was another Statue of Liberty in the jardin de luxembourg. I have learned something new from your blog again. You have so many interesting pieces of information as well as some great images and I look and read and wonder to myself, 'what did you do all those years you lived in Paris Wilf?'

    Also a great theme.

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  11. I was a little confused when I first saw this as I thought the main point of the photo was out of focus!! Then when I read it I realised what an excellent image this is--Nice one(again) Eric.

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  12. @ Tomate farcie

    you can tell your friends that we've observed exactly 3 minutes of silence, and it was also the case all over Europe. Everybody stopped everything at the same time in memory of the victims...

    People here were really touched by this horrible event...

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  13. Oh how fabulous that people the world over would not only hold a moment of silence for the victims and their families, but also plant a tree that will live and grow and bring beauty and oxygen to so many people in honor of the deceased! And how fabulous that eric brings this knowledge to people who otherwise might now be aware. I hope it inspires some ideas in others.

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  14. And now I am off to surf some of the other daily photo blogs I have bookmarked for quick access.

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  15. The focus on the new leaf of the American oak makes me think there is hope for France and the U.S. after all - a lovely, evocative photo.

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  16. oh-oh say can you see
    through the oaks green delight
    what's so strong and steadfast
    is the lady with might

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  17. Sorry Eric, I can't let people think that's the official version. Try this one from the US Air Force Band and Chorus

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  19. oh my god, two statues of liberty in Paris whereas ther's only one Tour Eiffel in USA....

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