Twosday Tuesday: Lady Liberty's Silhouette

Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

At the mere mention of New York, among the things that would immediately come to one’s mind would be one of its ubiquitous symbols, the Statue of Liberty. It’s been exactly 129 years today since this statue, one of the United States of America’s famous landmarks and an unwavering symbol of freedom and democracy, arrived on American shores as a gift of the French to the USA. Formally known as the Liberty Enlightening the World, the parts of the copper and iron statue were then assembled on a pedestal at Bedloe Island (now known as the Liberty Island) during the course of the following year. On October 28, 1886, the statue was finally dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.

Credits: cheeso

This photo was taken by *cheeso* with his Lomo LC-A loaded with the Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100.

Credits: legacy

Like cheeso, lomographer Quin (via @legacy) took this photo with the LC-A, although the film he had used wasn’t specified.

Information about the Statue of Liberty were sourced from History, National Park Service, and Wikipedia, which you could also visit for further reading on the topic.

Tune in next Tuesday for the next of twin photos! In the meantime, check out our Twosday Tuesday series in the Lomography magazine!

written by chooolss on 2014-06-17 in #lifestyle

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