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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


Bronze Beauties.  The Art of Statuary

Okay, okay.. you thought that you'd be seeing some sexy, suntanned babes.  But while the physiology of human beauty fades with the passing of years, artistry in bronze increases with time.

I love bronze, perhaps because while my family of foundry workers may have passed on, their legacy continues.  One of their works (made by their sweat and toil in the foundries of Brooklyn) is the Iwo Jima Memorial statue in Washington DC.  This photo shoot is at the Civil War Memorial in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY.



The Atlas statue in Rockefeller Center NY is one of the best examples of Depression Era bronze art.  It has special meaning to me because it was made by my foundry worker family of Molders and core makers.

Teddy Roosevelt is one of my three favorite Presidents.  He sincerely lived by his motto, "Strategies Change, Principles don't." In later years, he gained increasing respect for the uniqueness of other species and founded the American Museum of Natural History.  As you can see by the statue, even the pigeons like him.

Maybe these pigeons like him a little too much.

Teddy was always a good sport.  I'm sure he would accept pigeon perching as a complement.

As a nice kid growing up in Brooklyn NY, my 10 year old eyes were captivated by this somewhat risqué work of art in The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.  She captured my heart although I didn't know why.  And while decades and bird poop may have aged her with grace, she still rekindles distant memories of the awakening spirit of my youth. This is as lurid as I'm going to get.

[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