La Statue de la Liberté "colmarienne"
This lady looks terrific everywhere, even on a traffic circle outside of Colmar where she has been distracting drivers since 2004. The 12-meter high composite replica of the Statue of Liberty was put in place by the city to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Colmar's most famous native son, sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. It was only after we had driven around the traffic circle a couple of times trying to take photos from the car window that we discovered that a portion of a nearby shopping center's parking lot, with a fairly decent vantage point, was reserved for her admirers.
Text translated from the city of Colmar's official Website states that the statue is one link more with the United States, already symbolized since the 1986 twinning of Colmar with the city of Princeton, New Jersey, located not far from New York. See also a reader's comment about the sister cities on yesterday's blog post.