Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lady Liberty

Today, we set the WABAC machine to 19 June 1885, destination Bedloe’s Island, New York, 127 years ago.  When we got there we watched the French frigate Isere sail into the harbor.  Dad tells us that aboard the Isere are 241 crates, that contain the Statue of Liberty.  When the pieces are assembled the statue is 151 feet tall.  What we see in the boxes is not the familiar green giant of today, but a shiny copper version.  You see the statue is made from copper sheets.  Over time copper will oxidize to the green color we are used to seeing. 
Statue of Liberty from Wikipedia
The Head on Display in Paris
The statue makes us think of Grand Paw seeing the statue on his way to Europe to fight in WW II, and then again when he returned home from the war.  We think of our pal Asta, gazing on the statue so many times when her pack lived in New York City. 
I Wonder What Shape A Dog Would Have Chosen
We sat back and wondered what the statue would have looked like if the dogs of New York City would have designed it.  Somehow, we think the shape would have been far different than it is today.  The collies think most of you pups can guess what shape we think it would have been. 

Dog Speed,

Essex & Sherman


the collies and chuck :) said...

Great post!!!
Perfect choice perhaps a Liberty Tree also? :)

Berts Blog said...

Well, I am all for your suggestion of a statue, but how about we consider a sculpting of Allreds face, or maybe we could just stuff Allred and use him for real.

OK the fire hydrant....

Cowspotdog said...

Hmmm Freddy Firehydrant instead of Lady Liberty - sounds like a plan to me!

Sheltie Times said...

Wonderful post.

Dawn said...

Really interesting...but I don't know abaout that fire hydrant idea...of course we DO try to put out fires all over the world...hmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

StevieGrrrWonder says....

LOL, a red fire hydrant would be the perfect choice, but the icing on the cake would be a yellow fountain on top, but that may be a bit too much! LOL :-)