Monday, May 31, 2010

The Power Of Liberty

It was hard to get a picture of this ding dang bell without people around it, as on this very busy holiday weekend, Philadelphia was crammed with people and families touring all the sites and taking Duck tours of the area. This was the best I could do.

The Liberty Bell is made of 70 percent copper, 25 percent tin and traces of lead, zinc, arsenic, gold and silver and is suspended from what is believed to be its original yoke, made of American elm. It weighs a little over a ton, coming in at 2,080 pounds.

The inscription on the bell reads, “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof.”

ALL the inhabitants of the land. Wouldn't that be nice??


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1 YEAR AGO:
A Day At The Park
2 YEARS AGO:
A Body Temperature Of 98.6 – The Only Requirement To Work At McDonald’s
3 YEARS AGO:
Laughter Is The Best Medicine
4 YEARS AGO:
Take Note
5 YEARS AGO: Sorry, no post on this day.

3 comments:

Gil said...

Good shot despite the dang tourists interfering with your work!

all things bradbury said...

very nice pic!...

Truckin Tedybehr said...

You need to check out the Tourist Remover web site. (http://www.snapmania.com/info/en/trm/)

It is a free web site that you upload at least 3 pictures (I think) then it will remove any object that moves...ie-tourist, cars, etc.