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France, Paris, Pont de Grenelle.
In appreciation for the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, Americans living in Paris erected a small replica, about 35 feet high, of the Statue of Liberty. It is mounted next to the Pont de Grenelle, a bridge crossing the Seine.

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  • Andrew  Makowiecki
    Andrew Makowi...almost 4 years ago

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresseralmost 4 years ago

    Great timing & composition Jean-Luc

    Dave

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 4 years ago

    stunning shot! great lighting

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Merci beaucoup Sarnia!

    – Jean-Luc Rollier

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...almost 2 years ago

    very nice – I thought this was the statue that the artist built first before the grand statue delivered to America. obviously I was wrong… in any case – I love this. fantastic silhouette.

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...almost 2 years ago

    in case you are interested – information from Wikipedia online

    Pont de Grenelle

    This second Statue of Liberty in Paris is near the Grenelle Bridge on the Île aux Cygnes, a man-made island in the river Seine ( WikiMiniAtlas
    48°51′0″N 2°16′47″E / 48.85°N 2.27972°E / 48.85; 2.27972), 11.50 metres (37 feet 9 inches) high. Inaugurated on July 4, 1889, it looks southwest, downriver along the Seine. Its tablet bears two dates: “IV JUILLET 1776” (July 4, 1776: the United States Declaration of Independence) like the New York statue, and “XIV JUILLET 1789” (July 14, 1789: the storming of the Bastille). This statue is shown in the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets as one of the historic locations.

    Inaugurated on July 4, 1889 – 3 years after the gift of the statue to the USA.

    A smaller version of the statue, one-fourth the height of the original, was given by the American community in Paris to that city. It now stands on the Île aux Cygnes, facing west toward her larger sister.

    very cool – I learned something new and it is great to see it in your photo!

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...almost 2 years ago

    1-Oct-2012

  • Thank you so much dear Jane!

    – Jean-Luc Rollier

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