Not only New York has a Statue of Liberty. So does Potosí in Bolivia.
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.
Its good hear from You. Nice post !
It’s good that one reader noticed that I was gone for a week. :-)
And you will be even more surprised when you will find out that Bolivia also has an original Eiffel Tower.
Hahahaha … You can be sure! And its good see Your mood still the same.:)
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I like the,information. Great piece
As always, I hope that some local history buff from Potosí will come forward with more information or photos from the inauguration in 1890.