Fountains in New York City

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Fountains in New York City

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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia13,456 contributions
    Although the whole park is glorious, the Bethesda fountain and the terrace above are the most beautiful sites here.
    In the middle of the fountain is the Angel of Water sculpture. Opposite it is the Mall passageway with the Bethesda arcade seen in so many movies.
    Beautiful place not to be missed during your Central park visit.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    The Rockefeller Plaza is a massive series of buildings and activities in Mid-Town Manhattan. It’s a great hive of activity.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    Really attractive Fountain in Central Park. It’s worth a stop off for a few photos. The water was not flowing so bit average.
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT1,567 contributions
    This strikingly beautiful statue is a perfect injunction for peace in this chaotic times. It's located in a small green space right next to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and is a good place to sit, take in some greenery, and enjoy some quietude. I love coming here with a bagel to eat, or just to enjoy the flow of people. This statue is super detailed and should be studied at leisure. This statue isn't nearly as well-known as it should be, which is unfortunate, given how many people go through the cathedral.
    Written 27 May 2021
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  • Rumples
    Tucson, AZ11,142 contributions
    This fairly basic granite-and-bronze fountain in Bryant Park honors a late 19th-century social worker, Josephine Shaw Lowell (1843-1905). She served as the first female member of the New York State Board pf Charities.

    Designed by Charles A. Platt, the fountain was dedicated in 1912. A 13-foot-wide upper basin stands on a pedestal in a 32-foot-wide lower basin. When I saw it recently on a hot, sunny day, about 15 people sat on chairs around the fountain, reading or looking at phones. The falling water seemed to soothe and cool.

    The fountain stands at Sixth Avenue between 40th and 41st streets at the West side of the park.
    Written 11 October 2018
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