Is There Only One?

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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4 comments

  1. Ronald Parks · · Reply

    While on the inaugural cruise aboard the “Liberty of the Seas”, we went up close to the Statue of Liberty. I was very impressed and awe struck at its size and beauty. The only other Statue of Liberty that I had seen, prior to this cruise, was the minature ones that they had/have here in Baltimore, Maryland. As most people know, Baltimore was known as the ‘Monumental City’ because of the huge number of monuments scattered around. From what I remember, there were 14 minature Statue of Liberties around Baltimore. They were about four foot tall and mounted on pedastals. When I read about this, I found it hard to believe until I actually found one – It was in front of the school that is directly next to where I work! Merganthaler Vocational Technical High School. It has been removed in the last couple of years, I guess because it was in such bad shape – she was missing an arm. If I can find the picture I took of it, I will post it later. I don’t believe any other statue could represent the Statue of Liberty.

  2. Check Mate · · Reply

    Hey I think that is soooo true. Although I never thought about it many different countries, other than America have historical elements that represent a great deal of liberty and pride for their city, province, or even country.

  3. Check Mate · · Reply

    You have an excellent point. Although I never thought about it other places around the world have significant peices of history that represent a great deal to their country. Everone should look beyond what’s right in front of them and uncover those questions people have been striving to answer.

  4. It refers to what Check Mate said. “Although I never thought about it other places around the world have significant peices of history that represent a great deal to their country.” The article is referring to could other countries have important landmarks that mean a great deal to their country, like the Statue of Liberty means to us?

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