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.