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Sunday, October 28, 2012

{In 1886 on October 28, The Statue of Liberty got Inaugurated}

Again I read an interesting story in the French Linternaute.com that the Statue of Liberty will reopen on October 28, after some interior renovations. That is exactly on the 126th birthday, as it got inaugurated in 1886 on that day. The Statue of Liberty offically known as: Liberty Enlightening the World and is a gift from France as a sign of friendship. It is so special in many ways. Who does not know the Statue of Liberty? 
This is a photo from part of  a French Yves Delorme tea towel.
LADY LIBERTY

A sonnet by poet Emma Lazarus:

“The New Colossus”
 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame, 

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, 

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, 

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" 


by Emma Lazarus, New York City, 1883 

18 comments:

  1. Indeed, it is a magnificent icon of New York.
    I haven't ever been there but I would love to see her in person.
    What a wonderful gift from the dear French people.

    Even this image from a tea towel is so beautiful Mariette!

    Enjoy your Sunday
    hugs
    Shane ♥

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  2. Nice photo ! The symbol of Liberty !Today we celebrate in my country too the big "NO" for the begging of the Second Word War !
    Have a nice Sunday
    Olympia

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  3. Dear mariette,

    A beautiful ode to America,s most famous statue! Wish you a wonderful weekend! Madelief x

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  4. Liebe Mariette,

    UNVERKENNBAR...

    Frohe Sonntagsgrüße

    Elisabeth

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  5. Thanks for telling us a bit about her and sharing the entire poem. I generally forget the opening parts.

    Lady Liberty is a wonderful symbol of our country.

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  6. It is a very beautiful statue and what a nice poem.

    Hugs

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  7. Dearest Mariette,
    I never knew the exact date and thank you very much for the sonnet, my friend. I really enjoyed it☆☆☆
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
    I hope you are going to have a wonderful new week.

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  8. Hello my dear Mariette,
    Beautiful poem and for me this is a beautiful icon that represents liberty in America, undoubtedly a symbol full of glory.
    Send you a big hug with lots of love,
    Laura

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  9. As a NYorker I love the Statue of Liberty..such an American icon of liberty for all human beings. What an amazing gift from France it is. The poem is lovely and I thank you for it, you always share such great knowledge and I love that about you, my friend. I don't know honey, if it's faux silk or what, it shines so beautifully, but it's not oriental, or Arab as our wool one is and now it's in our bedroom. I will try to look for a label in the back, although after the story of children weaving them, I'm so happy that it's not, even though our dining room's is (in wool) and the one in our living room is Chinese wool Aubusson.
    Enjoy your new week ahead.
    FABBY

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  10. Questa statua mi ha sempre affascinata!Baci,Rosetta

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  11. I've never been to NYC but I can certainly imagine that she must be a sight to behold in person. Best wishes to you, Tammy

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  12. A beautiful tribute!
    xo Catherine

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  13. I've always loved this statue, was a pleasure to make a painting of parts of it. Majestic!

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  14. Ja wie kent 'm niet. Interessante gegevens.
    Fijne dag, lieve groet

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  15. Hi Mariette, What a beautiful post. I love the statue of Liberty and what her grand beauty stands for in our country. Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you for your visits. I just got back from a getaway weekend. Oh how the time away does one good.
    Have a great week.
    XO CM

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  16. The most famous of NY, I haven't visited this statue,surely beautiful.
    thanks for sharing

    have a great week!
    hugs

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  17. I saw the little in Paris but unfortunaly not the big one in NYC !
    Best regards from France...

    Pierre

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