Thursday, February 21, 2008

Big Apple

I came across this statue on my walk in Hudson River Park. I liked the plaque too, and found it very touching. I don't know the story of this artist but it seemed that he loved his city.



12 comments:

DaveM said...

I like it and I bet kids have good fun crawling through it.

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DaveM said...

I bet you know this, but I have wondered why its so called.
Apparently it has its origins in horse racing circles.
Fitz Gerald did later use the phrase with reference to New York in his 'Around the Big Apple', piece for the Telegraph on February 18, 1924, and that is the earliest citation we can find of it in print:

"The Big Apple. The dream of every lad that ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred and the goal of all horsemen. There’s only one Big Apple. That’s New York."

Wanda said...

I like the looks of it too. You have so many great things in NY to share with us.... I never get tired of your pictures and look forward every day to a new adventure with Lori!! :)

Olivier said...

je ne connaissais pas du tout cette statue, elle est très belle, elle se trouve où sur Hudson River Park ?

I did not know any of this statue, it is very beautiful, where it is located on Hudson River Park?

nazzareno said...

I don't know this artist. The apple has soft form, in contrast with its metallic matter. (Remembers me the futurismo of Balla .)

Blue Wave 707 said...

Cool-looking statue & great job capturing it!

Gardener Greg said...

NY City has the best art. It is so different from the art in Charleston. I think the local art says a lot about the people that live in a city. Thanks

Gudl said...

that looks like a nice piece of art. the background looks good, too.

Lori said...

Thanks for your visits today everyone!

Dave, that's interesting about the "Big Apple." I didn't know that before.

Olivier, elle se trouve dans le Hudson River Park environ 10ème rue et West Drive. C'est dans le West Village.

marley said...

I love this artistic feature. Great shot and the plaque was touchng.

Olivier said...

Merci pour le renseignement, je prends note pour mon prochain voyage