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

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/

Green-Wood Fauna

A few of the birds we saw at the cemetery. 4th post.

Green-Wood Monuments

Third in the Green-Wood series. I have a booklet I bought years ago with a map showing where the graves of some of the famous people are buried. Here is a List of burials at Green-Wood Cemetery – Wikipedia

Green-Wood Landscapes

I will be posting a series of images over the next few days created from the photographs that I made on September 16, 2021. Most will be in black and white. These are not straight conversions from color to black and white. I edited them to create the mood I was after.