Statue of Liberty
One of the most recognizable American icons
in the world stands in the NY Harbor on Liberty Island
, welcoming all who live or visit here. She represents liberty and escape from oppression.
She's made of pure copper on a frame of steel, except for the flame that's coated in gold leaf. The statue itself is 151 feet tall (46 meters), and, with the foundation, totals 305 feet tall (93 meters).
She was given to the United States by France in 1886 as a gesture of friendship between the two nations in honor of our centennial. Thank you, France!I didn't know what to do to keep this from "been there, done that," so I desaturated it and then selective-colored the statue alone. It was MY first time to see it up close and personal. Pretty powerful, I must say.
[Today I'm in Atlanta.]
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