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Mini Siam Pictures Page 10, Pattaya, Statue of Liberty, Grand Palace, Bangkok

Picture above - The Grand Palace Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang is a complex of buildings in Bangkok, Thailand. It served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards. Construction of the Palace began in 1782, during the reign of King Rama I, when he moved the capital across the river from Thonburi  to Bangkok. The Palace has been constantly expanded and many additional structures were added over time.

Mini Siam Pictures Page 10, Pattaya, Statue of Liberty, Grand Palace, Bangkok
Mini Siam Pictures Page 10, Pattaya, Statue of Liberty, Grand Palace, Bangkok
Mini Siam Pictures Page 10, Pattaya, Statue of Liberty, Grand Palace, Bangkok

On the right -The Statue of Liberty  officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World dedicated on October 28, 1886, is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the United States by the people of France  to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution.  It represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain, carrying a torch  in her raised right hand and a tabula ansata, where the date of the Declaration of Independence JULY IV MDCCLXXVI is inscribed, in her left arm. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans traveling by ship. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue  and obtained a U.S. patent for its structure.  Maurice Koechlin chief engineer of Gustave Eiffel's engineering company and designer of the Eiffel Tower engineered the internal structure. The pedestal was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue's construction, and for the adoption of the repoussé technique, where a malleable metal is hammered on the reverse side.

The statue is made of a sheathing of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel (originally puddled iron) with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes). It stands atop a rectangular stonework pedestal with a foundation in the shape of an irregular eleven-pointed star. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall.

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