Thursday, January 22, 2009

here, kitty kitty

The two lions, by sculptor Edward Clark Potter,
in front of the NY Public Library have been loved
by New Yorkers and visitors since the library was
dedicated in 1911.  In the 1930s, Mayor Fiorello
La Guardia dubbed them Patience and Fortitude,
traits he felt New Yorkers would need during
the Depression. (This is Patience.)


  1. Love those lions. I'll check them out in person this summer!

  2. I think the UK will be needing a few of them... lol

  3. a great shot Alexa! I always love walking by these two.
    I guess we could use some patience & fortitude now, eh?


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