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“Golden flame...hmmm”
Review of Liberty Flame

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“Golden flame...hmmm”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I saw it today while on a boat tour and thought it looked a lot like statue of liberty flame. Didn't know it was dedicated to princess Diane. Probably won't walk to it, but nice facts about it

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“Nothing exceptional”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

The meaning and significance of the flame is better than the actual physical flame( my opinion ) this is a good quick thing to see on your way to other attractions but I wouldn't plan a whole day around this flame.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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“Good as a Walk-by Tribute to International Goodwill”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

While not much of a destination in its own right, the Liberty Flame is a nice landmark to pause at on the way to other major sites. I usually pass it on the way between the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysses, as the Liberty Flame is at the end of Avenue George V, which allows a straight route between Champs Elysees and the Quai Branley where the Eiffel Tower sits. Most visitors to the Liberty Flame are now focused on paying tribute to Princess Diana, who died in the tunnel that begins near the flame. However, the flame is actually a thank-you gift from the United States to France, given in 1987 to recognize the friendship between the countries with this replica of the torch that the Statue of Liberty holds. The Liberty Flame is a very pretty sculpture. Unfortunately, the traffic in this spot of Paris is usually very hectic, and I always feel a little threatened by zooming scooters when I cross to the street island that the Liberty Flame stands on. Be careful when you cross here!

Visited December 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“A little tacky but worth a visit”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were in the neighborhood so we stopped by. The flame itself is kind of silly, but the memorial to Diana is actually a little touching. Don't go out of your way for this one, but take a look if you're nearby.

Visited October 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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“Re-Inventing A Gift Into A Monument”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Many people wonder: why here? It's located directly above the tunnel where Diana's car accident took place.

True, orignally this was a gift to France from the International Herald Tribune in the USA. It's a replica of the flame atop the Statue of Liberty, which was a gift from France to the USA. But that is the item's history. Today, it has been transformed into a monument with international significance and I don't think its unwritten dedication to the late Diana, Princess of Wales is any reason to devalue it. If anything, more people appreciate it now than ever before.

You are able to leave gifts, flowers, and notes here. As well, many people missing and mourning Diana have scribbled messages on the cement wall behind the monument, beyond which is the tunnel where she lost her life.

Visited September 2012
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