Friday, August 9, 2013

La Liberté éclairant le monde

Friendship Gift Postcard, Sender: My twin, Wan
Sent: 1 August 2013, Sent from Paris, France
Received: 6 August 2013, Traveled 10,908 km in 6 days
My second black and white postcard from Paris, thanks to the beau. The first one is the Avenue des Champs-Élysées which can be found here.

The Liberty enlightening the world; La Liberté éclairant le monde is shown in this card in sculptor Auguste Bartholdi's studio. The time is 1885. The location is rue de Chazelles. It is shown here prior to its shipping to the United States of America; a gift from the people of France to commemorate the American Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776.

The statue is modeled to Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. She bears a torch and a tablet evoking the law where the date of the American independence day is inscribed. She also has a symbolic broken chain lying on her feet.

I found it a bit odd that with so many postcards I have from New York, USA, I haven't got a single one with the Statue of Liberty on it. Oh wait, there's one but it's not a single view card of the famous statue but it's just included in my State of New York map card. I wish I can get one soon.

As mentioned in my previous entry, it's a national holiday here in the Philippines. I just want to go back to bed after posting this... Happy Friday everyone!

~maria

4 comments:

  1. I do hope you enjoyed your holiday, got rid of the headache, and caught up on your sleep! I can see why you treasure the happy sunflower heart. You have the most interesting cards and stamps; I'm glad that you share them with us.

    Thank you for all your visits and kind comments. I do enjoy each one. Have a wonderful weekend without too much rain.

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  2. I don't believe I have a Statue of Liberty card either, now that I think of it, certainly nothing as interesting as the one you have.

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  3. Hello Maria,

    Wow that's unusual indeed. I love the title. Well I'm happy to see that your french friend didn't forget you even with the wedding rehearsal, by the way did you managed to know what was the dance ?

    I'm glad to see that it's didn't took a long for the card to arrive in Manilla, we will see if it's different with Chambery's card !!

    Hugs my dear !

    Grace

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