Thursday, July 4, 2013

Flamme de la Liberté à Paris


Flame of Liberty in Paris


"The Flame of Liberty.  An exact replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame offered to the people of France by donors throughout the world as a symbol of the Franco-American friendship.  On the occasion of the centennial of the International Herald Tribune.  Paris 1887-1987."


The site of this monument is Pont de l'Alma on the right bank of the Seine.  How appropriate that La Tour Eiffel is peering in from the other side of the river.


joyeaux anniversaire, USA!



Flamme de la Liberté
Place de l'Alma
75016, Paris

17 comments:

Randy said...

Well at least it will stand up in the rain.

Joe said...

Quite a remarkable and modern tribute to freedom Genie.

Tamera said...

Very cool!

Malyss said...

Now it's more famous as the monument for remembering Lady Di .
Happy July 4th!

M said...

Nice shot! I do like ET in the background!

Opus T. Penguin said...

As an American, I love this. Thanks.

Nadege said...

Joyeuse fete de l'independence!

Starman said...

I could be wrong, but I think it was erected as a memorial to Lady Diane.

LOLfromPasa said...

I quite like this for the 4th of July posting. And, seeing the Eiffel Tower beyond just makes it even better. Cheers!

Paulita said...

Nice remembrance to the USA.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss is correct, and Starman, you are close. The flame became an unofficial memorial for Diana, Princess of Wales after her 1997 death in the tunnel beneath the Pont de l'Alma. Most people believe that it was erected in her honor after her death.

Thank you all for your good wishes on our celebratory day. I can still hear the distant rumble of fireworks as I am typing.

Opus, so nice to see you.

Bises,
Genie

Pierre BOYER said...

Pendant 10 ans je suis passé au moins une fois par semaine à cet endroit...
:-)

Pierre

Peter Olson said...

Exactly what to show on a July 4th! Obviously the flame is of the same qize as on the NY one!

Daryl said...

oh next time i want to see that and to wander along the Seine on those walkways that Peter featured on his blog last week

VP said...

Fine picture for the day, perfect caption!

Mary said...

How beautiful, and what a wonderful symbol of friendship between countries!

Louise said...

Wow, you're always teaching us something Genie. I knew this was a memorial to Lady Di, but didn't know the history of the monument.