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Famous statues in New York City...or anywhere else if you choose.

 
 
Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 08:36 am
This one has got to be mentioned first...although it really is in New Jersey waters.

https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1583960435364-6c8563567428?ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxzZWFyY2h8Mnx8c3RhdHVlJTIwb2YlMjBsaWJlcnR5JTIwbmF0aW9uYWwlMjBtb251bWVudHxlbnwwfHwwfHw%3D&ixlib=rb-1.2.1&w=1000&q=80
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 08:38 am
And came from France even though it wasn't wanted. And took years. The story behind it is quite interesting.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 08:39 am
My personal favorite...almost always covered with kids. The statue of Alice...in Central Park:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Children-play-on-alice-in-wonderland-sculpture-central-park-new-york-3.jpg
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 09:11 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

And came from France even though it wasn't wanted. And took years. The story behind it is quite interesting.


Yeah. Nancy and I visit it at least twice a year. We take Jazz cruises on the Hudson...and almost every cruise on the Hudson ends up lazing in front of that statue for a while. I must have 100 personal photos of it...with either Nancy or me in the foreground. A GREAT feeling every time I see it. I cannot imagine what it must have looked like to an immigrant ending a trip across the Atlantic.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 09:20 am
@Frank Apisa,
you saw in Todqy's Times that France has shipped the original maquette that was used to make the measurements for the STASHU OF LIBERTY (she was Polish). Thats how Borglum got the idea for the tranfer for Mt Rushmore
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 09:54 am
@Frank Apisa,
4th July is also known as Alice in Wonderland Day, because on that day in 1862 Lewis Carroll first told the story.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 10:46 am
My personal favourite is the Brooklyn Daily Eagle's Eagle at Brooklyn's Central Library ... but only because I found it by pure chance after having visited Brooklyn Museum, 'found' the Liberty Statue there, and started to "explore" more in Brooklyn.
hightor
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 11:18 am
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 11:29 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

4th July is also known as Alice in Wonderland Day, because on that day in 1862 Lewis Carroll first told the story.




Never knew that, Izzy.

I love the statue of Alice. I have taken dozens of pictures of it.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 11:30 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fc1.staticflickr.com%2F3%2F2353%2F2180309437_14539d42ef_b.jpg&f=1&nofb=1


Prometheus. Great statue. See it often in the City. Thanks, Hightor.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 11:31 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

My personal favourite is the Brooklyn Daily Eagle's Eagle at Brooklyn's Central Library ... but only because I found it by pure chance after having visited Brooklyn Museum, 'found' the Liberty Statue there, and started to "explore" more in Brooklyn.


Terrific eagle, Walter. Cannot seem to find a picture of it that I can put here, but I will keep searching.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 11:40 am
@izzythepush,
By the way, Izzy, here is one of my favorite statues from the UK:

https://i2-prod.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/incoming/article2442956.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_Lincoln-Imp.jpg

I searched it out...and actually saw it.

(When I previewed this post, the picture did not come up. I had ended the enclosure [/imp]. Talk about unusual mistakes!)

For those not from the UK...the statue is of the Lincolnshire Imp...found in Lincolnshire Cathedral. I was stationed in Lincolnshire (Gainsborough) for two years. Great place.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 11:44 am
@Frank Apisa,
There’s an event in Oxford every 4th July.

There’s a company called Walking Tours Of Oxford that does Alice themed walks on 4th July.

And there are girls and women dressed up as Alice too.
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hightor
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 01:30 pm
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2021 03:43 am
https://equestrianstatue.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/US-NY-Roosevelt-1-472x630.jpg


This is a very impressive statue of Teddy Roosevelt that has stood at the entrance of the American Museum of Natural History since the 1940's.

But, it represents values that are from a different age...and, correctly in my opinion, is being moved away from its present location to a location to be announced in the future. The move, which has been advocated for decades, was announced today. The "future location" apparently will be a site dedicated to the former president...rather than a public venue.


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