Monday, February 16, 2009

"Then and Now......Lake Mendota's Statue of Liberty...."

In the winter of 1978, Ms. Liberty was constructed on Lake Mendota. For some unknown reason, she was vandalized and burned. So, trying once again in the winter of 1979-80, she was constructed and remained safe.

Don helped in constructing Ms. Liberty #2, as you can see from this photo. :)

She was beautiful!

Although the photo is slightly out of focus, you are able to see her reign over Lake Mendota, her gaze upon the Union Terrace. :)

Ms. Liberty once again reigns over Lake Mendota and gazes upon the Union Terrace. We visited her on Saturday.

The last time she gazed on the Union Terrace was 12 years ago. Storage has not been kind to her as you will see in the close up below. I mentioned to Don that her eyes look very sad, too.

Her re-appearance has drawn many, many people down to the terrace, taking photos and walking down memory lane, as did Don. :) She is missing the spike parts of her "crown", but she is still a very commanding presence.

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