Statue Of Liberty

83 glos(y)(ów)
Data panografii 21.09.2009
The Statue of Liberty (French: Statue de la Liberté), officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La Liberté Éclairant le Monde), dedicated on October 28, 1886, is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution. It represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain, carrying a torch in her raised right hand and a tabula ansata tablet, where the date of the Declaration of Independence JULY IV MDCCLXXVI is inscribed, in her left arm. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans traveling by ship. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue and obtained a U.S. patent for its structure. Maurice Koechlin—chief engineer of Gustave Eiffel's engineering company and designer of the Eiffel Tower—engineered the internal structure. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue's construction and adoption of the repoussé technique, where a malleable metal is hammered on the reverse side.

The statue is made of a sheathing of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel (originally puddled iron) with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes). It stands atop a rectangular stonework pedestal with a foundation in the shape of an irregular eleven-pointed star. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall.

Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States and was, from 1886 until the jet age, often one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants after ocean voyages from Europe.
Continue reading +

Szerokosc geograficzna: 40° 41' 21" N, Dlugosc geograficzna: 74° 2' 38" W see »

Lokalizacja: New York, United States

Panoramas by Nico Potgieter

Type: Country:
Map List

Mount Pilatus (Switzerland)

sphere
113 glos(y)(ów)

Pilatus is a mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland. Jurisdiction over the mountain is divided between the cantons of Obwalden, Nidwalden, and Lucerne....

Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, UK

sphere
71 glos(y)(ów)

St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican  cathedral  on Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, and is the seat of the Bishop of London....

Ipswich, United Kingdom

sphere
26 glos(y)(ów)

Ipswich (previously Gippeswick) is a non-metropolitan district and the county town of Suffolk, England. It is located on the estuary of the River...

Neptune Quay (Ipswich, United Kingdom)

sphere
4 glos(y)(ów)

Ipswich Waterfront benefits from visiting large sailing vessels, Tall Ships and Royal Navy ships, together with craft offering tours of the...

London City Hall

sphere
73 glos(y)(ów)

City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA) which comprises the Mayor of London and London Assembly. It is located in...

Statue Of Liberty

cylinder
83 glos(y)(ów)

The Statue of Liberty (French: Statue de la Liberté), officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La Liberté Éclairant le Monde),...

Marriott Marquis (Atlanta, GA, USA)

sphere
10 glos(y)(ów)

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a Marriott hotel and the 14th tallest skyscraper in Atlanta, Georgia. Designed by Atlanta architect John Portman,...

Anna Ruby Falls (Father's Day, 2009), Helen, Georgia, United States Of America

sphere
14 glos(y)(ów)

Anna Ruby Falls lies in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The quiet coolness of the area is broken only by the thundering rush of...

Naval Aviation Museum (Pensacola, Florida, United States)

sphere
2 glos(y)(ów)

Naval Aviation transcends both time and space, from wood and fabric biplanes to the frontiers of outerspace. The Museum captures Naval Aviation's...

Naval Aviation Museum (Pensacola, Florida, United States)

sphere
3 glos(y)(ów)

Naval Aviation transcends both time and space, from wood and fabric biplanes to the frontiers of outerspace. The Museum captures Naval Aviation's...

Naval Aviation Museum (Pensacola, Florida, United States)

sphere
14 glos(y)(ów)

Naval Aviation transcends both time and space, from wood and fabric biplanes to the frontiers of outerspace. The Museum captures Naval Aviation's...

Naval Aviation Museum (Pensacola, Florida, United States)

sphere
3 glos(y)(ów)

Naval Aviation transcends both time and space, from wood and fabric biplanes to the frontiers of outerspace. The Museum captures Naval Aviation's...

Naval Aviation Museum (Pensacola, Florida, United States)

sphere
4 glos(y)(ów)

Naval Aviation transcends both time and space, from wood and fabric biplanes to the frontiers of outerspace. The Museum captures Naval Aviation's...

Saturn V Rocket (Kennedy Space Center)

sphere
23 glos(y)(ów)

Saturn V Rocket: C-1 to C-4 Between 1960 and 1962, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) designed rockets that could be used for various...

Rocket Garden (Kennedy Space Center)

sphere
8 glos(y)(ów)

A rocket garden is a display of missiles, sounding rockets, or space launchers, usually in an outdoor setting. The proper form of the term usually...

Kennedy Space Center (Saturn V Rocket)

sphere
9 glos(y)(ów)

The Saturn V (pronounced 'Saturn Five', popularly known as the Moon Rocket) was a multistage liquid-fuel expendable rocket used by NASA's Apollo...

Kennedy Space Center (Saturn V Rocket)

sphere
32 glos(y)(ów)

The Saturn V's huge size and payload capacity dwarfed all other previous rockets which had successfully flown at that time. Over 363 feet (110.6 m)...

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

sphere
15 glos(y)(ów)

The annual Georgia Mountain Fair is held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Thousands of visitors from across the region have...

Mall Of America (Bloomington, Minnesota - USA)

sphere
13 glos(y)(ów)

Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, the SuperMall or the Megamall) is a super-regional shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington,...

USS Alabama (BB-60)

sphere
9 glos(y)(ów)

USS Alabama, a South Dakota-class battleship, was the sixth completed ship named Alabama of the United States Navy, however she was only the third...

strony: 1 2
Zobacz wszystkich autorów » Find out more about Nico Potgieter »