Flame of Liberty in Paris, France

Source: Atlas Obscura

Flame of Liberty

The Flame of Liberty in Paris is a life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty’s iconic fire and this continuation of the handshake of friendship between France and the United States has also become a de facto memorial to the death of Princess Diana.

Erected in 1986, the 12 foot metal fire is a made of copper covered in actual gold leaf. Donated to the city by the International Herald Tribune, the flame officially commemorates not only the paper’s hundredth year of business as well as acting as a token of thanks to France itself for some restorative metalwork which ...

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