Weekly NY Photo #56

This striking monument is at the southeast corner of Central Park. It shows the Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman astride his horse, Ontario, led by the goddess Victory/Nike. The monument was commissioned in 1892 by the New York Chamber of Commerce. It was created by American sculptor (and New Yorker!) Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It took […]

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Weekly NY Photo #46

Atlas is the Titan of Greek legend who “holds the sky aloft”. His other duties include turning the heavens on their axis. The bronze statue of Atlas at 630 Fifth Avenue, directly opposite St. Patrick’s Cathedral, on 5th Avenue, was designed by Lee Lawrie and unveiled in 1937. In keeping with the overall aesthetic and […]

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