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.

High Line Details

After a very long wait due to the chip shortage I bought a NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f2-8 VR S lens for my Nikon Z7 camera. I love the lens. It is so much lighter than the micro lens one I use on my Nikon D750. I took it for its first test run to the High Line when I walked back home from B& H Camera and Video store at 34th Street. No edits necessary on these photographs.

Leroy Street

Near the Hudson River on Leroy Street is a new building. I stopped to photograph the door and tree. The doorman came out and told me not to take photographs. I told him it is legal to take photographs of places if you are standing on public property.

I threw in the two trees for extras.

For Thursday Doors December 9, 2021.