Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Maine Monument at Southwest Corner of Central Park

This is a photo of one of the statues at the base of the Maine Monument located at the south west entrance of Central Park. The monument, created by Italian sculptor Attilio Piccirilli in 1913, was commissioned by the city to honor the merchants who contributed to the success of New York City.

This area of New York City is called Columbus Circle, named after the explorer, Christopher Columbus. Lori of MissBinNYC has a spectacular night photo of the Columbus Circle monument.

15 comments:

Kuanyin said...

I remember this well when we lived for a period of time on the Upper West Side! It's great to travel to NY without airfare!

Olivier said...

autour (et surtout dans) central park, il y a de superbes statues. Je ne connaissais pas l'histoire de cette statue, merci pour ce post

around (and especially in) central park, there are superb statues. I did not know the history of this statue, thank you for this post

pusa said...

looks like he's saying, i'm the king of the world :)

angela said...

Snap! I posted a statue too though I think I prefer yours. I like the colour of the material...is it stone and the fact it's not a Greek god!
Angela

Nathalie said...

I like the off centre framing opening up to the forward movement of the statue. It works well. Nice story around this monument!

Ming I hadn't visited for a few days so I've just gone back and commented on some of your many great pics!

pom d'api said...

Great statue !!!!Very beautiful.
NYC is a veritable mine d'or

Lori said...

Hi Ming! Thanks for mentioning my blog! Your photo is wonderful and I love the perspective. (It's so funny because I almost did a post today of the same statue, but the top part. Your photo is much better!) You always give such great information too!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I also like your photo, Ming.

Have your ever seen the top of two Hondas?

Dsole said...

wow, I like a lot this kind of sculptures... they're so dramatic! Great shot Ming! :)

stilettoheights said...

I love photos of statues!!

Keropok Man said...

looks like it wants a big hug from you ming.

did you give it a hug? :-)

lv2scpbk said...

Very nice.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Ming, another great capture, I have come to expect nothing less from you. When I finally get to visit NYC, I will no doubt experience bouts of dejavu!
Thanks for the nice compliment on my blog, I couldn't help blushing!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I like this little chap, and I like the unusual angle you have taken in this photo. I'm learning a lot about interesting photos just by watching what other people post on their blogs.

Anonymous said...

I suggest you visit the the Central Park New York website and search for the Maine Monument.

The Maine Monument stands at the entrance to the Park at Merchants' Gate, named by the Commissioners of Central Park in 1862 to honor commerce and business professions for their important contribution to New York City.

The photo is of a monument which was commissioned to commemorate the sinking of the USS Maine, 1898 Havana, Cuba.