Sunday, 7 June 2015

Original statue liberty paris luxembourg gardens

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First statue of Liberty in Luxembourg gardens

Today, I decided to take my lunch break in the Luxembourg gardens. Walking along the alleys, I came across a statue I never paid attention to before. And guess what! It was the first statue of Liberty melted by the sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi in 1889. 

Well, that was what I though. But after looking up on the Internet, I found out that the original "Statue of Liberty Enlighting the World" was given back to the Orsay museum in 2012 after staying in the Luxembourg gardens for 100 years, to prevent it from degradation.

Next to the statue there is a tree planted by some NYFD firemen in 2002, to pay tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. The firemen actually brought some ashes from Ground Zero. So moving!


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Arbre planté en hommage aux victimes des attentats du 9/11

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Bee hives

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Insects' hotel

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