Friday, 9 December 2011

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty National Monument.Thousands of people visit daily. All visitors must purchase a ticket for boat transportation through Statue Cruises. Tickets include access to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island.The Statue of Liberty is 46,5 meter (151ft) high and together with the pedestal it reaches 93 meter (305ft). You can take the staircase inside the statue and walk all the way up the 354 steps to the crown from where you have a nice view over New York City.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most documented symbols of American freedom anywhere. Standing tall on Liberty Island in the middle the of the Hudson River in New York City Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was given to the U. S. by the French in 1886. The French gave the Statue of Liberty, or Statue de la Liberté, to the United States as a token of friendship.
If we come on list the major fascinating tourist attractions across the globe, off course we should not overlook Statue of Liberty. It is one of the very best places on earth and attracts a number of visitor everyday. The spectacular natural beauty accompanied by the flawless architecture and the magnificent sight of the statue upholds the elegance of being a symbol of freedom. Without doubt the marvelous views of this alien place enthrall every trespasser.
The statue was designed by a young French sculptor, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, who was striving to build a statue like the great Colossus that once stood at the Greek island Rhodes. The statue's face was copy after his mother's and the story goes that the body was modeled after a prostitute.The crown of Lady Liberty, as the statue is often lovingly called, has seven spikes, symbolizing the Seven Seas across which liberty should be spread. In her left hand she holds a tablet with the Declaration of Independence and in her right hand a torch, symbolizing Enlightenment.
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986. 


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