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Dogs, Cats & Others
Puppy to Adult

Tribute to LulaMae

Brooklyn Aquarium

Doggie Snow Play

Frisbee Frolics

Cherry Blossoms

A Bug's Eye View

Butterfly Smorgasbord

Rose Drops

Viagra Corpse Flower


Parks and Zoos
Napoleon's Freedom Flight
Japanese Garden
Botanic Gardens

Bonsai & Orchids

Brooklyn Zoo

Baboon Zoo Baby

Bronze Beauties

More Bronze Beauties

Central Park Zoo

Gorillas of the Bronx

Da Bronx Zoo

Dog Beach

Prospect Park Brooklyn

Independence Day 4 July NYC


People, Places, Pets
Park Slope Brooklyn

Coney Island

Halloween Parade 08

WTC 911 Moonscape



Dinosaur Diorama

Birds at the Museum

Ice Age Mammals

Armory Art

NYC Subway

High Rise Brooklyn Boids

Intrepid Museum Nuke Sub

Intrepid Air & Space Museum


More Cool Beauties in Bronze

This is a photo shoot of something that few people see.  It's behind the Civil War Memorial in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY.  The traffic lights have never been timed right and traffic is so crazy that people don't usually take their life in their hands to reach this place.  The really cool thing about century old bronze statuary work is that the main characters are surrounded by works of art in themselves.  Every angle reveals something new.

This page is dedicated to my father and my uncles.  They were artisan core makers and molders who labored in the bronze factories of Brooklyn.  They are gone now but the legacy of my wonderful family and those like them, enhances our lives.

If you don't look too carefully, this seems like a very well done bronze of a man and a woman.  But classic bronze art usually tells a story.  In this case, the base shows that there's a lot going on.

This is a magnificent but rarely photographed bronze of Lafayette, after being wounded in the shoulder and head by pigeon droppings.  Pigeons seem to love using statuary for target practice. The work was struck during World War I, probably inspired by the fighting bravery and pride of the French.  This just might be the last time the French displayed any bravery at all, although they never seem to have lost their bravado.

Abe Lincoln.  One of the greats, but not as great as Thomas Jefferson.

World War I memorial to honor the Brooklyn dead.  I honor all of our deceased in uniform who defend our wonderful Constitution and protect the American people.   

I'm sorry, but I can't resist a few more shots of my adolescent heart throb.  I've loved this statue since I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn NY.  It's in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and her playful mood changes with the passing of each season.  I'm not alone, because you'll notice that with the demise of winter, her admirers include a family of ducks.  Maybe they too love her free spirit.

[Puppy to Adult] [Brooklyn Aquarium] [Napoleon's Freedom Flight] [Japanese Garden] [Japanese Garden]

[Botanic Gardens] [Coney Island] [Halloween] [WTC 911 Moonscape] [Mammals] [Dinosaurs] [Armory Art]

[NYC Subway] [Eyes] [Brooklyn Zoo] [Bonsai & Orchids] [Central Park Zoo]

[Dinosaur Diorama] [Birds at the Museum] [Doggie Snow Play] [More Bronze Beauties] [Baboon Zoo Baby]

[Cherry Blossoms] [A Bug's Eye View] [Butterfly Smorgasbord] [Gorillas of the Bronx] [Da Bronx Zoo]

[Rose Drops] [Frisbee Frolics] [Viagra Corpse Flower] [High Rise Brooklyn Boids] [Ice Age Mammals]

[Park Slope Brooklyn]


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Unless otherwise stipulated, photos and text copyright Michael G. Leventhal