Lady Liberty in Bolivia

Not only New York has a Statue of Liberty. So does Potosí in Bolivia.

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This one is no replica of the famous sister, but an original creation in its own right. Yet sisters they are, for they have the same father: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was the architect of both Statues of Liberty, and in fact many more around the world. The one in Potosí was erected in 1890, only four years after the one in New York had been inaugurated.

But even the combination of Ladies Liberty and Justice cannot deliver either to the miners still working under inhumane conditions in the mines of Cerro Rico in the background.

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(Zur deutschen Fassung.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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8 Responses to Lady Liberty in Bolivia

  1. Cecilia says:

    Its good hear from You. Nice post !

  2. Pingback: Die Freiheitsstatue in Bolivien | Der reisende Reporter

  3. mybloomsite says:

    I like the,information. Great piece

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