GV Doors by Marc

Today I’m posting some Greenwich Village Doors photographed by Marc Felix. One mosoleum gate from Green-Wood in Brooklyn. The bulldog over the old stable used to be the emblem of Wells Fargo.

For Thursday Doors

Civic Virtue

This strange “sculpture is known as an allegorical personification: a story or set of abstract ideas symbolized by the human form. The youthful male figure represents Virtue: honest, incorruptible city government. The writhing feminized sea creatures, caught up in netting, together represent the Vices over which Civic Virtue strives to triumph: treachery and corruption. is now in Greenwood Cemetery. It is controversial and sexist. “Controversy erupted as soon as the monument was unveiled. Civic Virtue was viewed as a male stomping upon two women and not as an allegorical personification.” Read all about it here: “Civic Virtue” Historical Marker (hmdb.org)

My opinion on this sort of controversial sculpture is to leave them up and use them as a teaching tool as they did with this one by posting a plaque with the text from the contents of the link I provided above.

Green-Wood and Manhattan Doors

Doors in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, and in Greenwich Manhattan with a couple of lamps thrown in.

For Thursday Doors December 16, 2021.

Green-Wood

More pictures form our excursion to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. The last photograph shows three obelisks. The third obelisk in the background is the Freedom Tower in Manhattan.

Heron at Green-Wood

We drove around Green-Wood Cemetery on Sunday. Marc captured the first two shots of the young Great Blue Heron.

Green-Wood Flora

6th and last in the Green-Wood Cemetery series. Here’s a link to their site: Green-Wood – National Historic Landmark in Brooklyn, NY. There is loads of information, history and maps there.

Green-Wood Doors to Eternity

It’s a terrific place for doors. This 5th in the series of Green-Wood Cemetery posts is for Thursday Doors: For Dan at https://nofacilities.com/2021/09/23/superior-street-doors/