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While on assignment in Paris this week I found myself wandering through the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondissement. I was immediately drawn to a giant tree bursting with autumn colors and surrounded by trees in the rest of this glorious park already bare for winter.
I then discovered a small version of Fréderéric Bartholdi‘s Statue of Liberty and learned that this bronze statue was designed before the larger version was created for New York.
This statue has been in the Jardin du Luxembourg since 1906 and yet this is the first time I ever noticed it! May we all cherish our freedom and liberty.
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Musée Arts et Metiers in Paris has a section devoted to Bartholdi’s statue, including a large
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Clay McLachlan is a Paris-based photojournalist with a clientele that includes internationally acclaimed top chefs, resorts and restaurants. His work has been published in award-winning books you can learn about at Clay McLachlan.com. Clay shares a slice of life in France and beyond in a photo published weekly in BonjourParis.
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