Americana

Not Unpresidented

One again, Trump makes an outright lie. And, once again, the mainstream media goes after the gaffe he made in the lie, instead of the lie itself.

And, once again, Fox counters about the gaffe, and fails to address the lie.

To be clear, having a foreign nation take control of a US drone or, for that matter, a vessel, is not unpresidented. Hell, it isn’t even  unprecedented.

Here’s a list. Please add to it. (All summaries/links courtesy of WikiPedia or NYTimes.)

Central Park Snow (3A)

The Falconer

The Falconer depicts both a human figure, clad in Elizabethan dress, and a falcon, representing the union and communion between a bird of prey and man.

http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/the-falconer.html

Reedited according to Sue’s comment on the original posting.

Central Park Snow (6)

Eagles and Prey

Eagles and Prey, by Christophe Fratin (1800-1864), is the oldest known sculpture in any New York City park. Cast in Paris in 1850, the statue was a gift given to the City by Gordon Webster Burnham (1803-1885). It was installed in Central Park in 1863. Burnham, a manufacturing giant, also commissioned the heroic-sized statue of Daniel Webster that stands on the West Drive at 72nd Street.

http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/eagles-and-prey.html

Central Park Snow (1)

Since it is July, and the Big Apple is in the midst of a blistering heatwave, I thought it’d be cool (bad, xiao su, bad) to post some photographs that I took in Central Park during a snowy winter. I think this was the winter of 1990/1991… the last winter I lived in NYC. Neither here or there, but at the time I shot these photos, I was renting a very small room in an apartment on 90th and Lex.

All of these were taken on black and white film. I had the negatives scanned-in during 2008 (extremely cheap to do in Beijing when compared to doing so in the US of A).

The photos are all recently edited using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.

btw, I don’t know the names of some of the statutes. Pointers would be appreciated.

UPDATE: Erika and El Viejo pointed-out that this was the “Angel of the Waters”, and supplied these great links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sculptures_in_Central_Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethesda_Terrace