Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog that discuss topics that can’t be answered that easily, makes you think, or just are fun to talk about! Today is November 21st, 2007, and I am Karina, and I am here to discuss the topic of the Statue of Liberty.
Now, when you think of a Statue of Liberty you mind jumps straight to the statue in New York Harbor. But other people, foreigners, their minds might jump straight to other things.
If you lived in England, you might think the Statue of Liberty might mean “Big Ben”, the big clock tower. Located in Westminster, England, the tower stands at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament. It is also referred as “St. Stephen’s Tower,” or “Big Tom,”. But most people call it, “Big Ben.”
If you lived in Egypt, the Statue or Statues of Liberty might mean the “Pyramids of Egypt”. Standing at Giza, these are among the largest constructions ever built. These pyramids give a great visual of what life was like during Ancient Egypt. The pyramids also acted as tombs for when the Pharaohs died.
If you lived in France, you would probably assume that the Statue of Liberty might mean the “Eiffel Tower.” This iron tower stands beside the River Seine in Paris. It is now one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower also is an attraction. Since its construction, over 200,000,000 people have been paid visitors. Last year, 6,719,200 people visited it. This makes the Eiffel Tower the most visited monument in the world per year.
So what is your opinion on the Statue of Liberty? Which monument best represents a Statue of Liberty? Leave us a comment, and stay tuned for more posts! Modern Typewriter, OUT!
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