Monday, October 22, 2012

How's the view up there? Discovering Columbus at Columbus Circle NYC

Studied this guy a lot in history class
This monument sitting at the center of Columbus Circle was created by an Italian sculptor named Gaetano Russo and was erected more than 120 years ago in 1892 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Colombus' landing in the Americas! It is one of 5 statues of Columbus throughout the city of New York. 

The entire monument stands at more than 70 foot tall. The Colombus statue itself is 13-foot-tall, made entirely of marble and normally cannot be seen up close unless you're a bird or Superman! So for the Columbus history fans out there and patient ones who can grab a free ticketed time slot, you can view it up front and center in a living room-setting created by artist Tatzu Nichi until November 18 2012.  

You get 10 minutes up there but that's ample of time to grab many shots at different angles of the statue. 

A view of the Time Warner building shopping center

View of Broadway

Elvis, Mickey Mouse, Michael Jackson..what else?

Teeny weeny compared to Columbus

Looking up his "dress"

View of Colombus circa 1907. Source.
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