Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

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Happy Independence Day to all Americans, wherever you may be!
This is the closest thing Jerusalem has to the Statue of Liberty.
The statue and New York Place were dedicated in 1993 by Mayor David Dinkins of New York City and our late great Mayor Teddy Kollek. Actually it is just a little traffic island between several busy Jerusalem streets.

So to make this post look more like the joy of the 4th of July--BOOM, crackle--fireworks!
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Jerusalem also has a replica of America's famous bell. To see it in our Liberty Bell Park, click here.
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Happy birthday, United States. Savor your liberty and good life.
God bless America, land of my birth.
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16 comments:

JM said...

Very cool version of the Statue of Liberty!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

That is a mighty good Fourth of July post you've done from Jerusalem Hills!

cieldequimper said...

I like it!!!

Joy said...

Thank you for the Independence Day wishes!

Dick said...

I can't decide which statue I like the best.

pasadenaadjacent said...

That bit of liberty looks like it could have been made by Malcom. He has a studio down the hall from Mr V. Malcom was born in Israel (I think his ex's are in Israel)
Happy 4th. Not always crazy about the politics here but completely appreciate the right to say so. Really, I can't even imagine living any other way.

Reader Wil said...

Very cleverly made statue of Liberty! It looks exactly like the original one.

Gunn White said...

Unique ART.
I will be back and take a longer and better look at your site. Greetings from me up in the north.

Stanley said...

Happy Independance Day America!

Louis la Vache said...

Very good, Dina! «Louis» thanks you for the 'heads up' on this!

Kay said...

Happy 4th, Dina. I wish you could be here to see the fireworks.

Abe Lincoln said...

Boy-O-Boy when fireworks goes off there it must cause some anxious moments. The ones you photographed look nice enough. I had to smile when I saw your statue of liberty. Neat.

Hilda said...

Very unusual, but I like it!
I followed the links you provided and, wow, that bridge is gorgeous!

bellamocha said...

A great post Dina, and fascinating to see how you celebrate from afar!

I love, really love your words
'Savour your liberty and good life'...Dina, you speak such truth- for yes, that's what we have but sometimes forget that we do. Can I quote you (and link back to you) on my blog?

Bella:)

Chuck Pefley said...

The sculptor of this piece did an amazing job of making that metal look like muscle and sinew. Amazing. And a happy 4th to you ... thanks for your good wishes -:)

Vagabonde said...

I had never heard of this statue – it’s really neat. A statue vibrant and dynamic.