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aleksrom
November 29th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Hi everybody!
here are couple of pictures of Statue of Liberty:
http://www.aleksrom.net/Photo2006/Paris/P9150134.jpg

and

http://www.aleksrom.net/Photo2006/Paris/P9150137.jpg

other new photos of Paris on http://www.aleksrom.net/Paris2006Gall-1.html and www.aleksrom.net (http://www.aleksrom.net)
you're welcome

Skyline
November 29th, 2006, 04:14 PM
bootlegggggg

ablarc
November 29th, 2006, 06:10 PM
That's the original maquette. Ours is the blown-up copy.

JCMAN320
November 29th, 2006, 10:38 PM
Yes it faces towards it's sister here in New York Bay.

OmegaNYC
November 30th, 2006, 10:57 AM
Heh, speaking of the Statue of Liberty, I remember this past summer, I was in LSP. My mom and her friend tried to tell me, (a history buff, no less), that the Statue used to face NJ, but the politicians in NYC made the state of NJ turn the Statue around to face the city. They actually bet me 50 bucks. Ha! The easiest 50 bucks I made in my life. :D

JCMAN320
November 30th, 2006, 03:12 PM
The was a story our late great mayor and personal friend Glenn Cunningham told school children about the Statue of Liberty and about act nice. It goes something like this:

When the State of Liberty was built, it originally faced Jersey City, but once the children started behaving badly it turned it's back to the city and out towards the ocean to welcome the new children coming to the United States in hopes of keeping them from behaving bad. It is said that once the children start acting nice that you will here the griding of metal with it facing Jersey City and looking favorably upon the children for generations and lifting it's light above the city to give children hope.

JCMAN320
December 1st, 2006, 07:44 PM
Lady Liberty replica stolen in Jersey City

Lady Liberty is missing.

No, not the actual, 225-ton, 151-foot gift from the French government that stands on Liberty Island as a symbol of America.

But rather the 7-foot, 375-pound replica that has stood in Stephanie and Charles Rockford’s front yard in Jersey City for 10 years.

“I feel politically violated that someone would steal my statue,” said Charles Rockford, who lives with wife and 12-year-old son Graham on Hampton Court in Downtown Jersey City. “I am very angry now. I’m trying to put it out of my head.”

Stephanie Rockford discovered the aluminum lady — which the couple purchased on eBay 10 years ago for $1,000 — missing at around 7 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving.

“No one had ever bothered it before,” she said this afternoon. “It seemed like a very mean thing to do.”

The statue stood between a pot of roses and a pile of bricks in front of the couple’s home. It had not been chained up or secured in any way.

By all accounts the statue had become a neighborhood landmark. Neighbors would use it to direct friends to their homes and kids on their way to school would stop and stare, the Rockfords said.

For Halloween, Stephanie Rockford would dress it up. On the day of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, she would top its crown with a straw hat, she said.

After the Sept. 11 attacks, several local residents, among them those who lost family members in World Trade Center, would stop and take photos with the statue, Stephanie Rockford said.

About two months ago, the Rockfords gave the statue a fresh coat of lime green paint. The Rockfords, both artists, said they bought the statue because it reminded them of the journey their relatives made to this country.

“It’s been there as long as I can remember,” Benjamin Ozer, a neighbor walking his dog, said today. “It’s terrible that it’s gone.”

Police ask that anyone with information about the missing statue call (201) 547-JAIL.

Radiohead
December 2nd, 2006, 09:03 PM
This is one of my all time favorite photographs. The SOL being constructed in Paris in 1886. In the age of Photoshop, this one is real, and makes you remember that all things are relative.

http://static.flickr.com/122/312448233_b9c3658073_o.jpg

american dream
December 18th, 2006, 02:28 PM
is that another statue in paris ?

aleksrom
February 9th, 2007, 04:48 AM
In continuation of the topic of 'similarity':
I have never ever being in NY city, but I suppose, that some of Manhattan buildings are very similary like in Defense:

http://www.aleksrom.net/la-Defense.html

http://www.aleksrom.net/Photo2005/Paris/Defense/fontaine-en-Defense.jpg

Thanks.

MidtownGuy
February 9th, 2007, 10:51 AM
Except most new buildings in New York are much uglier than that.

ablarc
February 9th, 2007, 06:59 PM
^ Was gonna say that, but decided to bite my tongue. Cat's out of the bag now.

MidtownGuy
February 9th, 2007, 08:03 PM
lol. I debated whether I should too. In the end I gave in:D

Bob
April 28th, 2007, 08:11 AM
Was recently in Paris. First trip. Observations:

1. Wow. Paris is much bigger than I imagined it to be.
2. La Defense is downright ugly. Some of the buildings are OK, but overall the place is a mess, and the area is poorly laid out. Looks worse than Potzdamer Platz in Berlin, if you can believe that.
3. Just about everybody smokes cigarettes, everywhere, and in your face. Not pleasant.
4. Snooty and rude French waiters? Only had two occasions of this in 10 days, so that's about what I would probably find anywhere else on the planet.
5. Language barrier? Instantly broken when I used my phrasebook in an earnest attempt to communicate in French. Everybody was helpful and friendly, and I saw no "I hate Americans" attitude.
6. Paris is Beaux-Arts fantasy land. The Musee D'Orsay has to be seen to be believed.
7. Paris spends money on itself, and it shows. Streets are steamed/washed. There are public toilets. Trees are planted and trimmed.
8. Despite the dire warnings of street gangs and pickpockets, I saw none of it.
9. Paris Metro is terrific, but its #1 train makes the Lexington Avenue local look downright roomy. The Metro could use some work; namely, access/provisions for the handicapped. Right now, there is none!
10. The Eiffel Tower is MUCH bigger than you think. Jaw-dropping, to be exact. (another WOW).