Friday, May 9, 2008

New York - USA

These are the great cards i've received today, all of them sent by Linda "linda718".

"The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886. It stands at Liberty Island as a welcome to all visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans. The copper patina-clad statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the United States and is a gesture of friendship from France to the U.S. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel engineered the internal structure. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue's construction and adoption of the repoussé technique." - in: wikipedia.
Since 1984 is classified as Unesco World Heritage Site.

Statue of Liberty and multiple scenes of New York.

"The World Trade Center in New York City, was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan. It was initiated in 1960 by a Lower Manhattan Association. The World Trade Center, New York, like most World Trade Centers located around the globe, belonged to the family of World Trade Centers Association.
All seven original buildings in the complex were destroyed by terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda on September 1, 2001."
- in: wikipedia.

"The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 5,989 feet (1825 m) over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. On completion, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Since its opening, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline. In 1964 it was designated a National Historic Landmark." - in: wikipedia.

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