Thursday, June 25, 2009

Angel of the Waters

Both my husband and I are avid photographers so now and again I will incorporate some of our photographs for you to see.

Since I live only about 75 miles north of New York City I make it a point to visit and wander several times a year. It may be for a Broadway show... The Metropolitan Museum... or a myriad of other pastimes including my photography. I particularly love photographing the incredible architectural elements in the city and incorporating many of them in my graphic arts. I spent one such day in and around Central Park.

Central Park was designed by Frederick Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in 1858. Their attention to detail and art was and is unparalleled in every minute detail of Central Park. Their bas relief figures in Bethesda Terrace staircase are well worth seeing.

Bethesda Terrace is probably the most famous view people think of in regard to Central Park as it's been in many movies.


In the center of the terrace is a massive fountain called 'Angel of the Waters'. She was created by Emma Stebbins who was the first woman to have a sculptural commission in NYC in 1873. Good for you Emma! :o)
I hope you enjoyed your mini tour of Bethesda Terrace and the Angel of the Waters. Oh..... and the pigeons are real. :o)

Whew! Couldn't help myself.... I like her this way better...


Best...

Canace

7 comments:

jbaskarts said...

The Angel of the Waters looks amazing on its own, the clouds make her awesome! :) These pictures have captured the essence of Central Park beautifully. Good job bff :)
xoxo

ArtSnark said...

excellent! Love central park & love your pics

Canace said...

Thank you bff and Stacy :o)
I love the park too... I just love NYC and all it has to offer.

Chrisy said...

What a lovely visit to Central Park...that staircase detail is exquisite...

Canace said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Central Park. I've been getting emails that you're not alone. I will post more pics of NYC in the future. Hope you'll come by for another visit.

Thank you for taking the time to comment. :o)

dix said...

Love all the photos of Central Park...especially the bas relief at Bethesda Terrace! dix---

Canace said...

Thank you Dix... it's a magical place. I need to post a pic of the whole staircase.. soooo beautiful. I'll try to do that soon.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your comment. :o)