The world is full of countless stories.
The story of the Statue of Liberty was forged by time and has passed through the ages, as testifies the color of her dress which, from a copper red hue, has migrated into a green-bluish patina. Born from the idea of a man in love with freedom, this incredible historical epic could not have seen the light of day without the genius of one of the greatest sculptors of his generation. Its history is one of unwavering determination, mixing the values of courage, resilience, excellence and daring:
“These difficulties have been great at times, I admit. For a long time, malicious spirits and critics believed that our initiative was, as they say in the United States, an elephant, one of those burdens that we don’t know how to get rid of. Few are those who really understood that our colossal statue was bigger by its moral value than by its material proportions ”
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Finally, “Liberty enlightening the world” is the legacy of a long journey, having contributed to lastingly seal the bonds of friendship between two nations, on each side of the Atlantic ocean in short, “Lady Liberty” represents hope.
In the twentieth century, it was the first sight of millions of emigrants when they entered the American territory, thus symbolizing the reward of a long journey, and the culmination of a longed-for dream of freedom. This is how Lady Liberty has passed from being Franco-American to become universal.
Isère, for its part, has built a bridge between cultures, inviting travel and going beyond itself. Against all odds, this three mast braved the elements to deliver its precious present to the American people. Sunk in front of Locmiquélic, the frigate runs alongside the world of silence since the end of World War II. In its whirlwind, its wreck takes away a piece of prestigious history …
What if the Isère resurfaced from the depths of the ocean …?