Statue of Liberty national monument sculpture by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
Liberty enlightening the world the statue of Liberty enlightening the world ” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as national monument in 1924. Standing 305 feet [93 meter] high including its pedestal ,it represents a women holding a torch in her raised right hand and a tablet bearing the adoption date of the declaration of independence [July 4, 1776] in her left. The torch ,which measures 29 feet[ 8.8 meters] from the flame tip to the bottom of the handle, is accessible via a 42 foot- [12.8 meter] service ladder inside the arm [ this ascent was open to the public from 1886 to 1996.
The bright red bits that resemble a Hooker’s bright red lips are bracts, not petals The leaf-like bracts are only in their kissable state for a few days before opening to reveal the little yellow and white flowers within.The Hooker’s lips plant is native to the tropical region of Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, but due to its popularity with collectors and the deforestation of its natural habitat it`s landed on the endangered list.The flower is commonly known as girlfriend kiss 😘 and labios de puta.
USE; The bark and leaves of P.elata are used in folk medicine for earache, cough and skin irrigation or rashes.