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Happy Birthday, Jules Verne!

Happy birthday to Jules Verne (8 February, 1828 – 24 March, 1905)!

Jules Verne Statue


"The sea does not belong to despots. Upon its surface men can still exercise unjust laws, fight, tear one another to pieces, and be carried away with terrestrial horrors. But at thirty feet below its level, their reign ceases, their influence is quenched, and their power disappears. Ah! sir, live--live in the bosom of the waters! There only is independence! There I recognise no masters! There I am free!"
- Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

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cookiefleck
Feb. 9th, 2014 08:59 am (UTC)
Beautiful photo.
wellinghall
Feb. 9th, 2014 10:26 am (UTC)
Agreed.
gilda_elise
Feb. 9th, 2014 11:28 am (UTC)
Here's wishing a Happy Birthday to Jules Vernes! Though I have to admit to never having read any of his books. And what a great statue! I love how they have him sitting on a tentacle.
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