Friday, 14 December 2012

Statue of Liberty Travel Guide

Statue of Liberty Origins:

The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the international friendship it was a gift from the French people to the people of the United States and was given to the United States by France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution. It was given for the 100th anniversary from America’s independence. The statue was designed by the young French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. The statue is a 151 feet tall and weighs in the region 225 tons. The entire world sees the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognisable icons of the United States.

The statue is situated in Upper New York Bay on Liberty Island, south of Ellis Island.

Things to see at Statue of Liberty:

You can enjoy the fabulous Manhattan skyline from the observation deck. There is a plaque mounted on the inside of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty contains the following lines, written by the poet Emma Lazarus: "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!"

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