Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lady Liberty...an Egyptian Peasant Woman

French sculptor Bartoldi wanted to construct a giant statue of an Egyptian peasant woman at the entrance to the Suez Canal which would also serve as a lighthouse.

Here is his original vision:

The Egyptians didn't have the money, thanks to an economic crisis.

Soon thereafter, however, he traveled to New York City where, in its harbor, he saw an island that needed a giant statue.....

The story is also retold here.

And we all know what happens to people who try to mess with the lady in the harbor. It seams clear all their schemes unravel. They fry slowly and with suspense.....