Brazilian Statue of Liberty
- It is one of the few replicas that was actually made by the original artist Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor who designed the even more famous Statue of Liberty in New York City. Originally created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Brazil’s independence, the down-sized version of the statue is made of nickel instead of copper, but retains the original’s green hue.
- The little Lady made its way around a number of locations during its life before finally putting down permanent (so far) roots in Bangu’s Miami Square, near a mall. It would seem to be a very American little square.
- There are hundreds of Statue of Liberty replicas around the world, but this is one of the few who were created by Bartholdi himself, and just another example of the enduring popularity of Lady Liberty as a symbol.