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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Falconer Statue



I wonder what this statue and its surrounding landscape looks like post-snowfall... I saw it a couple of weeks ago during a failed attempt to cut through Central Park. I tried to be slick, getting from the West Side to the East Side on foot faster and with a bit of scenery. Maybe I shouldn't have been looking at the statues and foliage because I strolled a big U and ended up right back on the West Side. The Falconer Statue was dedicated to the park on May 31, 1875, and sculpted by George Blackall Simonds. It is a replica commissioned by a wealthy New York merchant, George Kemp, who fell in love with the original which Simonds made for Trieste, Italy, the same year.

Well, I've fallen in love with it also and am commissioning myself to post it on my blog.

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