Jul 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above

statue of liberty from above aerial satellite photo Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above

Photograph by Apple Maps / Digital Globe

 

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.

 

 

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