Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Bethesda Fountain

This is one of my favorite places in New York City, the Bethesda Fountain. Surrounding the fountain is an arched walkway; behind it a small stream where row boats drift lazily by. I found this particular picture a couple of days ago and have since made it my desktop wallpaper on my laptop and my computer at work.

The fountain itself was dedicated in the mid 1800's as NYC's new aquaduct brought clean drinking water down from upstate New York into a city that so needed it. The sculptor was the sister of one of the park designers and over a hundred and fifty years later, this is said to be one of the world's most famous fountains.

You can click the picture for a larger version.

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