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Yesterday I went into Manhattan for only the second time since mid-March, and I'd like to show a beautiful building that often gets overlooked by tourists.

This is the main branch of the NY Public Library, with its main entrance on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. This Beaux-Arts building, made entirely of Vermont marble, opened in 1911.

As you can see, there is a marble staircase leading to the entrance, along with Corinthian columns, several arches, multiple sculptures and two fountains on the front facade. On either side of the stairs are the logo of the library, two large, marble lions. They were originally named after the library's founders, but were renamed by NYC Mayor Firorello Laguardia during the Great Depression of the 1930's. He chose the names "Patience" and "Fortitude" to inspire people during those difficult years. New Yorkers certainly need those qualities now, as well.

Although NYC now has a lower infection rate for Covid-19, things have definitely not returned to normal. Aside from the virus, during recent protests many businesses boarded up their windows and doors to avoid any damage. Some have not reopened yet. Others will not return at all. In the WS is the view directly across the street from the library.

I'll write more about my trip into the city center with my next photo... Stay safe everyone!

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 296 N: 3726] (13656)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2020-07-05
  • Exposição: f/1.8, 1/21 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-06 12:41
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