Saturday, November 6, 2010

Crown jewel of Central Park

Bethesda Fountain: - The Angel Of The Waters

The definitive crown jewel of Central Park. Bethesda Fountain is one of the most famous and universally loved fountains in the world. The centerpiece of the"Angel of the Waters" was designed by Emma Stebbins and the only sculpture commissioned as part of the original design of the Park naming her the first woman to receive a commission for a major work of art in New York City. This neoclassical winged female figure symbolizes and celebrates the purifying of the city’s water supply when the Croton Aqueduct opened in 1842 bringing fresh water to all New Yorkers. She carries a lily in one hand which symbolized purity while her other hand extends outward as she blesses the water below. Beneath the eight-foot gilded bronze statue are four smaller four-foot figures symbolizing Temperance,
Purity, Health, and Peace.


There were few tourist taking pictorials with their models I saw when we were there. This is one of the most visited area in Central Park. You can also see this part of the Central Park in some movies taken in New York City.

8 comments:

Umma November 6, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

Happy weekend Tsang..wow... laag galore jud mo sa vacation nyo...

paano ka magtulod sang 2 strollers Tsang? Buy ka kaya sg double chair na strollers meant for twins.. Mas hapos kon mag laag mo sa gawas kay usa ra ka stroller ang i push.

Lulu Post November 7, 2010 at 1:26 AM  

hanggang tingin ra jud ko sa NY

Mel Avila Alarilla November 7, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

Wow, very memorable naman yung pagbisita ninyo sa Bethesda Fountain nang New York. Galing sa Bible yung ngalang Bethesda kung saan may pinagaling si Jesus na lumpo sa gilid nng Bethesda pool. Ang ganda naman nang mga photos ninyo at mukhang nakatulog si Justine sa stroller niya. Mahirap na dala dalawa ang itinutulak mong carriages, lol. You look good sa litrato sa ibaba. Mukhang maliwalas ang mukha mo at hindi problemado. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Clarissa November 7, 2010 at 7:17 PM  

Love the central park there,Mommy Tsang pati narin ang fountain--awesome!

Looks like the weather there is so clear.

Dhemz November 8, 2010 at 5:30 AM  

ako pod hanggang tingin lang pod ko...ehehheheh!

ka enjoy sa life....:) niabay unta pod ka atong model tsang...ehehehhe! extra ba....lol!

imriz November 9, 2010 at 4:05 AM  

tnx for the infos on that famous landmark in NY...seen quite a lot of movies featuring that fountain, too.

chubskulit November 9, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

Ang gaganda ng uha mo bading!

Dhemz November 10, 2010 at 8:02 AM  

asa naman ang tagbalay dire...ehehehe!

kapuyan naman ko ug blog hop tsang woi...labi na wala na opp sa PU2...nyahahaha....:)

nagsugod na tuod ko ug impake hinay hinay tsang maong lulubog lilitaw nalang ko ani sa blog land...ehehehe!

kisses sa mga pispis

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