Monday, July 2, 2007

Untermyer Fountain


Here is a photo today of Walter Schott's statue Three Dancing Maidens found in Central Park's Conservatory Gardens. Here is some information about the gardens from the park's website:
The six-acre Conservatory Garden is Central Park's only formal garden. It takes its name from the huge glass conservatory that once stood on this same spot, built in 1898. In 1934, when maintenance of the facility had become too costly, the conservatory was demolished and replaced with the present Garden, which opened to the public in 1937. The Conservatory Garden is in fact three gardens representing different landscape styles: Italian, French, and English.
Have a nice week!

16 comments:

Olivier said...

encore une superbe fontaine dans Central-Park, cette fontaine nous donne de la joie. Quand on se promene dans Central-Park, on a l'impression de toujours decouvrir de nouvelle statue.


still a superb fountain in Central Park, this fountain gives us joy. When one walks in Central Park, one has the impression always to discover of new statue.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photograph. I like the statue and find it appropriate in the place it is in. Also I read the story about how to garden came to be and found that was also interesting. I was born on the same year -- 1934.

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John Roberts said...

I prefer this kind of statue/fountain to most of the modern designs I see in parks today.

lv2scpbk said...

That's a pretty fountain. I like the statues they have chosen to put with it. Seems fitting.

Gudl said...

Beautiful! So refreshingly alive!

Gardener Greg said...

I love that statue. It looks fun. Thanks,
Greg

a-xpressions said...

Lori, I too liked the statues…have seen similar kind of work in Chicago (Millennium Park) and I loved that work as well.

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DaveM said...

Superb fountain which coveys movement.

Moi said...

beaauiful..their joy is infectious....i leave the place with a song in my heart ...and it's raining outside.....perfecto!!! :)

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Very nice picture.


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The Cooking Ninja said...

beautiful fountain :) So joyful!

GMG said...

Wonderful! I don't remember seeing this statue, and I've surely passed very close by some day...

Wanda said...

I adore these dancing maidens...What a delightful statue, I would sit and have lunch there if I lived close. I might even do a little dance with them!

Neva said...

What a lovely photo! I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea!

Mandy said...

As you probably already know I simply adore fountains

Jen said...

I love this fountain!