Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Anniversary To The Statute of Liberty! (She arrived in NYC 1885)


"On this day (June the seventeenth) in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases," proclaims a page in a web-site titled THIS DAY IN HISTORY. The Statue of Liberty is often called Lady Liberty.

A number of years ago, I came upon a driftwood sculpture (at Long Beach), that was rendered in her likeness by an anonymous artist. This work of art is featured in  the image atop this entry.

Over my years of living in Manhattan, I have seen The Statue of Liberty countless times. Most of my vantage points have been from my this borough, as I have lived here for over thirty-five years.

However, I've seen her several times when I've been on from various boat trips. I've also seen her from other places. The photographs directly below show how looks from a vantage point of Red Hook (in Brooklyn) as well as from a vantage point on Governors Island (respectively).



Moreover, in my home, I have a figurine depicting Lady Liberty. She can be seen in the next image.


I got her at More & More Antiques (M&M), a shop located on NYC's Upper Westside.
M&M's store-front can be seen in the following photograph; and the picture after that shows a very partial view of the shop's interior.



More & More Antiques is currently selling My Fauna-Flora-Insect-Themed Cards, which are indicated by an arrow that I've affixed to the latter images.

Here are the thumbnails for my postcards:



All the pictures in this collection feature photographs which I took in my urban garden.

Additionally, each image is from the digital as well as the soft-cover version of Cam's first book, Words In Our Beak Volume One.




My Fauna-Flora-Insect-Themed Cards and the book, Words In Our Beak Volume One, make a great gift for Fathers Day, which is tomorrow! Therefore, if you plan on getting something for a person who is a father, I urge you to consider these gift options, for as you may know, Fathers Day is for the birds!

ADDENDUM: I no longer actively produce event program covers, invitations and greeting cards, but arrangements might be able to be made under certain circumstances.

My focus is on the Words In Our Beak book series, whose stories are told from the point of view of Cam, a female cardinalWords In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in my rooftop urban garden in New York City. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The books include hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.

The digital versions as well as the softcover version of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but a hardcover version of Volume One can be found wherever books are sold.

At this moment, May 2018, both volumes one and two are in hardcover format (as seen below) and are available wherever  books are sold.


*Here's the  purchase info for the Words In Our Beak book series:

Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529:
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus: http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H

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