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Daily Archives: July 15, 2012

Sunday Post: Solid

If you haven’t visited Jake Sprinter’s blog, you are missing some cool animations – check it out here.  Jake also hosts the popular Sunday Post, and brings interesting themes each Sunday.  I always admire the wonderful posts, but haven’t posted one until now.  This is my first post to Jake’s Sunday Post.

A lot of my posts feature New York City and this is no exception.  These ‘Solid’ pictures were taken at the Columbus Circle and at the far end of New York’s famous Central Park

 This is the statue of Columbus in the centre of Columbus Circle.  The buildings behind house the famous Shops at Columbus Circle that boasts of high-end fashion and gourmet stores.

This is the USS Maine Monument in the Southwest corner of Central Park, with the Columbia Triumphant Sculpture atop the memorial.  This memorial is opposite Columbus Circle.  The following text is from Wikipedia, and gives details of the monument.

In 1913, a USS Maine Monument designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle was completed and dedicated in New York City. Located at the southwest corner of Central Park at the Merchant’s Gate entrance to the park, the monument consists of a pylon with a fountain at its base and sculptures by Attilio Piccirilli surrounding it.[85] A sculpture group of gilded bronze figures atop the pylon represent Columbia Triumphant, her seashell chariot being drawn by three hippocampi. The bronze for this group reportedly came metal recovered from the guns of the Maine. On the park side of the monument is fixed a memorial plaque that was cast in metal salvaged from the ship.[86] It is not known how many of these plaques by sculptor Charles Keck were produced, but they can be found in many locations across the United States.

The following pictures are taken from the other sides of the monument.

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