Sunday, November 4, 2018

Bethesda Terrace Sculpture

I am astounded at all that I discovered while touring Central Park.  At the end of the mall is Bethesda Terrace, overlooking the fountain.  More on the fountain later.  The terrace was designed by Albert Vaux, and he considered it the most important architectural achievement of his career.  There are two sculptural piers which represent the times of day: the Rooster of the Day on the east pier and the Owl and Bat of Night to the west. I was stunned by the detail of these carvings.  I think the owl is about 8 inches high, if I remember properly.

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