Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above
In celebration of the Fourth of July (The United States’ Independence Day) we see a satellite view of the iconic Statue of Liberty, a neoclassical sculpture located on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor (40°41’21″N 74°2’40″W).
The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. [source]
For rare photos of the Statue of Liberty being built in 1883, see this post on the Sifter.