"Statue of Liberty Liberty Enlightening the World", which is the full title of Bartholdi's work was fashioned in the style of Greco-Roman art.
I love the Statue of Liberty. Really, how can I not fall in love with 60,000 pounds of repousse patina copper?
Not only is it a monumental work of art, it is a symbol of America, of freedom, and of potential.
I got to see the lady in 1997. I did not want to see it the tourist way. I wanted to feel it.
I first saw it from across the water at night. In a way similar to the way my family would have seen it coming in to the harbor. After weeks of traveling on the water.
I tried to imagine what they would have felt, the smell of the air, and the freedom of land. They had made it.
Photo September 18, en:2006 by Nightscream
Would they have almost forgotten why the hell they did this in the first place? Then, to see her there in all her glory. Emotional... yes!
I wonder if after they got here, if it was truly worth the journey, the hardship, and the heartache?
My hat is off to you Giuseppe, this is big!