Friday, January 15, 2016

Weekend Reflections

This sculpture (Carol Feuerman's "Monumental Quan")

currently graces the courtyard entrance of the 
Lotte New York Palace Hotel.  This was originally the
home of 19th-century railroad financier
Henry Villard, then was the property of—more famously 
and with the addition of a 55-story glass and 
aluminum tower—Harry Helmsley and his wife (Leona, 
"the Queen of Mean") and also for a while the Sultan of Brunei.

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  1. This version of Monumental Quan, a bronzish version, fits its surroundings better than one of the hyperrealistic versions, methinks.

    It cannot be mere coincidence that this sculpture, also across the street from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, has NO SNAKES!

  2. Ah, this was my first and best NYC hotel experience back in 2009. It's a wonderful place but for some reason I don't remember the sculpture or Lotte being in the name. Oh well, you captured a great reflection on a cool sculpture. Nice shot!

  3. Love this statue and that is a great selfie. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Beautiful sculpture, and interesting backstory, and a bonus selfie of you.

  5. Great reflection, interesting sculptur.

  6. New York looks so inviting and interesting!

  7. Love the reflection, shot and back story! Wonderful post.

  8. Great reflection on a interesting sculpture!


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