Thursday, August 04, 2016
Children's Classics in Central Park
Central Park in New York City is a total gem, especially for those who love the classics of childhood. This statue of Hans Christian Andersen is from 1956 by sculptor Georg J. Lober and depicts him reading one of his most famous works, The Ugly Duckling.
He looks a bit tired. I would be too if I'd been sitting in the same place since 1956.
This bronze statue from 1959 by José de Creeft was a tough one to photograph; everyone in the park was climbing all over it while they got their photo taken. And not just the kiddies.
This 1959 work by Frederick G. R. Roth was once a fountain. Not as famous as the other two statues, it depicts the major characters from Alice in Wonderland.
The Mad Hatter:
The Red Queen:
Last but not least, Alice herself.
More Alice and Central Park at my main website.
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