Monochrome Monday Statues along the Mall In Central Park

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Monochrome Monday Statues along the Mall In Central Park

This is a post for Monochrome Monday hosted by @old-guy-photos A challenge I try to join as often as I can, the other challenges he hosts are Sepia Saturday and Tree Tuesday, all fun challenges and worth checking out.

For this weeks post, I take us back into Central Park, to share some of the Statues along a walkway in the park called the Mall, the first one being of Robert Burns who was a Scottish poet and Lyricist in the 1700s

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The next statute i will share is of Walter Scott, also Scottish and both in 17771, who was a historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian

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And the next Statue is of Fitz-Green Halleck, and if you were expecting a pattern here and think he was also Scottish, you would be wrong, but if you though the pattern was that it was another poet you would be right, he was an Ameican poet born in 1790 and renowned for his satires.

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And that all folks for photos, but since these statues were all poets, I will leave you with one of my favorite poems and one to think about by Warren Shire

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.

i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered

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Great photos of great statues! Thanks for sharing parts of New York State I will likely never see in person!

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Thanks and I have so many friends and family around the world who may never experience NYC and thats why I happily take and share photos :)

Statues always do get the observer wondering about the person who inspired the stone edification. It is fun to see my son and his imagination peaked.

This was may favorite. Looks like he is sitting among lace.



Yes I did like the chair and the layout of that one very regal looking to me and yes i see what you mean about sitting among lace :)

Nice shots! Sir Walter Scott was awesome! Ivanhoe is one of my favorite books all time!


I should have said Sir Walter Scott fancy forgetting the Sir

Yes Ivanhoe is my favorite of his books but I also enjoyed Rob Roy


No worries, they didn't put it on the statue either :P


True but I should have known LOL

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Thanks Kindly they do have so many cool statues int he park and i think they work well in Mono

Statues looks much better in monochrome, it gives a certain air of elegance to it :)


Yes I do so agree it let’s one focus on the details and not get distracted by colors

Las estatuas quedaron bien ubicadas ya que esos ramsjes de arboles le dan un realce maravilloso con el fondo que se deja ver,saludos,buen dia y espero contar con su visita cuando pueda

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A good selection of these sculptures. I always like Park sculptures. They look very organic among the trees. Sometimes it is very nice to just wander through the alleys, considering such sculptures.
I liked the deep meaning of the poem. I think it's interesting and I have to try to find it in Russian to understand more. Thanks for the interesting post :)


I must admit I find Statues shine out the best in natural cities more so than in a busy city surrounded by buildings

Here is how google translate converted the poem to Russian, not sure how well it did

они подожгли дом моей тети
я плакал, как женщины по телевизору
складной в середине
как примечание за пять фунтов.

я позвонил мальчику, который любил меня
пытался "хорошо" мой голос
я сказал "Привет
он сказал варсан, что случилось, что случилось?

я молился,
и вот как выглядят мои молитвы;
О, Боже
я из двух стран
один хочет пить
другой в огне
оба нуждаются в воде.

позже этой ночью
я держал атлас на коленях
пробежал пальцами по всему миру
и прошептал
где болит?

он ответил
oni podozhgli dom moyey teti
ya plakal, kak zhenshchiny po televizoru
skladnoy v seredine
kak primechaniye za pyat' funtov.

ya pozvonil mal'chiku, kotoryy lyubil menya
pytalsya "khorosho" moy golos
ya skazal "Privet
on skazal varsan, chto sluchilos', chto sluchilos'?

ya molilsya,
i vot kak vyglyadyat moi molitvy;
O, Bozhe
ya iz dvukh stran
odin khochet pit'
drugoy v ogne
oba nuzhdayutsya v vode.

pozzhe etoy noch'yu
ya derzhal atlas na kolenyakh
probezhal pal'tsami po vsemu miru
i prosheptal
gde bolit?

on otvetil


It's amazing! you did all the work for me :). I'm very grateful to You. Very good poem with deep meaning. Something like that I imagined in the end. Of course the translator can not convey the beauty of rhyme in detail, but to understand the meaning in my case is good. Thank you again for such a good post.


Glad to helpI think it’s such a. Powerful poem and well worth sharing