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David

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Statue of Liberty
« on: 12:05:06, 16/03/11 »
Why as Leicester got a American Statue of Liberty

Rodders

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Re: Statue of Liberty
« Reply #1 on: 22:48:51, 16/03/11 »
It used to stand on top of the 'Liberty' works (shoe factory) which was about 100 yds from where it stands now, there was an uproar when it was announced the the building was to be demolished and the statue along with it.
After a great deal of pressure from Leicester residents it was removed and refurbished at great cost and placed on the plinth where 'she' now resides.

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David

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Re: Statue of Liberty
« Reply #2 on: 10:57:30, 17/03/11 »
Thanks Rodders
 
I know how it got there now, so it was a bramd image the shoe firm used.

Rodders

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Re: Statue of Liberty
« Reply #3 on: 12:29:27, 17/03/11 »
Thanks Rodders
 
I know how it got there now, so it was a bramd image the shoe firm used.

Yes, I don't know how anyone would go about copying something like that in this day and age, what with all the copyright lawyers keeping an eagle eye out for anything copied that would make them a quick buck.

David

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Re: Statue of Liberty
« Reply #4 on: 15:23:37, 17/03/11 »
Do Right

Allycat

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Re: Statue of Liberty
« Reply #5 on: 01:24:51, 20/03/11 »
There are a number of statues of Liberty around the world. Oddly enough here is the one that stands in midst of tsunami stricken Japan!



http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/18/6293769-statue-of-liberty-raises-her-torch-amid-japans-devastation



David

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Re: Statue of Liberty
« Reply #6 on: 09:56:48, 20/03/11 »
Hi Allycat
 
I thought there was only one until I saw the one in Leicester
 
What you said made me think, so I googled it and came up with this
 
Hundreds of smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty have been created worldwide.
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replicas_of_the_Statue_of_Liberty 
 


Allycat

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Re: Statue of Liberty
« Reply #7 on: 17:33:27, 23/03/11 »
What a shame the original building was demolished. Looks like a fine example of Art Deco architechure. Now a car-park I understand.  >:(  Far too much of Leicester's heritage has been destroyed by our town planners.  >:(
 

Alan

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Re: Statue of Liberty
« Reply #8 on: 11:36:59, 26/03/11 »
Come on anyone remember a friend putting a city scarf round the statues neck on the Liberty building.  No one could figure out how he climbed the building.  8)

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