Sunday Post: Solid

15 Jul

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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15 responses to “Sunday Post: Solid

  1. Madhu

    July 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    What a lovely monument! Perfectly ‘solid’ Shaantz 🙂

    • Shaanthz

      July 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Madhu – glad you like it.

  2. viviankirkfield

    July 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    New York City is definitely a solid place…and its many monuments are amazing…thanks for taking me back in time…I grew up in the city. 🙂 Your photos are wonderful, Shaantz. 🙂

    • Shaanthz

      July 15, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks Vivian. You’ve got a real cool mommy blog. Back in time and down memory lane I guess… Congratulations in advance on your 45th wedding anniversary. Best of Luck for many many more happy anniversaries.

  3. jakesprinter

    July 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Beautiful place you have there total solid photographs thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Shaanthz

      July 17, 2012 at 4:37 am

      Thanks Jake – glad you approve of my photos.

  4. Sunshine

    July 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    thanks for sharing the state of New York…i would say this is a very ‘solid’ first entry post.
    great job…and welcome! 🙂

    • Shaanthz

      July 16, 2012 at 2:23 am

      Thanks Sunshine – I like that – ‘solid’ first entry 🙂

  5. restlessjo

    July 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Great photos!

    • Shaanthz

      July 17, 2012 at 4:37 am

      Thanks for stopping by – I’m glad you liked the photos.

  6. adinparadise

    July 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    What a perfect entry for the ‘solid’ theme. I’ll look out for this monument next time I’m in NYC.

    • Shaanthz

      July 22, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Yes, I do hope you get a chance to visit NYC and head to Columbus Circle! Thanks for stopping by.


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