The United States Culture


The Statue of Liberty is an international symbol of freedom. It greeted thousands of immigrants and visitors as they entered New York Bay and arrived in the United States. In 1903 the sonnet "The New Colossus" by American poet Emma Lazarus was inscribed in bronze at the base of the statue. It reads:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land:
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips.

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost, to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

My small backpack.

1999 Mexican Market - Purchase 8 dollars US.
2000 Bogota, Colombia - Handle sewn back on, and reinforced.
2000 Cuzco, Peru - Leather bottom sewn on bottom, and large zipper replaced. Extra straps.
2000 Quito, Ecuador - USA Flag purchased in Quito, Ecuador.
2000 Cuzco, Peru - USA flag sewn on to both sides.
2001 Ghent, Belgium - Photograph taken for this page.

Large compartment - Compaq Laptop Computer
Small compartment - Digital Camera

Ghent, Belgium
The son of an Algerian immigrant to Belgium. He has a nebulous, but a real need to express something. This statues has nothing to do with the United States for this man. It has more to do with a idea, or a feeling he has in himself. He said it was a symbol of the birth of freedom.

Maceio, Brazil
Walking in Maceio Brazil. I looked over and saw this statue. Saying to myself, "What is that?", walking closer I see it is what I think. It is a small replica of the Statue of Liberty. In a stretch of road that is not pretty. This is not a tourist attraction. It is lone statue in the middle of a small park, in a places that you will not see. Unless you are a hobo walking the street, looking at the peoples, seeing the faces that are real.  I imagine that somewhere a person had a small dream, he or she wanted to say something. Probably to say. Yes, we believe in freedom also.

I took this picture from the window of a bus.

Thank You,

The world is large, vast, and beautiful.
The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom worldwide.

Please send me other photos around the world of replicas of Statue of Liberty
for this page.

Andy the

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