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colmar birthplace of Bartholdi

 

Located in Alsace,  the Eastern part of France, close to the border with Germany and near Switzerland, Colmar is one of the most beautiful towns in France .Nestled among the vineyard-dotted foothills , Colmar, the thousand-year-old-city has such a rich cultural and alsatian architectural heritage that it delights newcomers.

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The city center, which has miraculously survived the vagaries of history, is a veritable mosaic of half-timbered houses, multicolored façades, statues, finely crafted shop signs, impressive churches, refreshing canals and fountains…is an invitation to stroll…,immersing yourself in the heart of history from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

Did you know ? The creator of the famous Statue of Liberty in New York was born in Colmar…..

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 This statue is a 12-meter high replica of the Statue of Liberty in New York . It was sculpted to commemorate the 100th death anniversary of the sculptor Auguste Batholdi, who was born in Colmar and created the “Liberty lightening the world”.

 

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Musee-Bartholdi

Bartholdi & its museum.

In this museum, a room is dedicated to his major work : ” Liberty Enlightening the World ” , better known under the name of ” Statue of Liberty “.

Unique documents, used to track, step by step, the genesis of one of the world’ s famous monuments.

 

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Bartholdi is also the creator of 35 monuments around  the world including statues of Lafayette and Washington in New York.

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 The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Revolution.

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L’ Isère.The ship which carried the Statue of Liberty from Rouen in France to New York in 1885. Around 80 tonnes of copper and 20 tonnes of metallic framework composed the dismantled parts carefully stored in wooden crates…..

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64-President Grover Cleveland dedicated the statue of Liberty on Oct. 28, 1886

 

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Christopher Colombus.

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The Marquis de la Fayette.

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George Washington.

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The New California – Bartholdi – Colmar Museum.

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colmar birthplace of Bartholdi

 

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