44 feet presence at Madison Square Park
I was walking around NYC, with a few more minutes before I had to head to the airport right after visiting Chase Jarvis' project Dassain at the ACE hotel ... So I took a peek at an area map my on my Windows Phone and realized there was a park (Madison Square Park) a few blocks from there ... decided to walk ... got to the park and nothing special seemed to be happening but then I noticed a huge white " thing" in the middle ... lucky me to find this huge surreal statue with all sorts of people sunbathing around ... yes, that is the empire state building behind the statue :-)
You can read more about this 44 feet tall statue here http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/jaume-plensa-in-madison-square-park but here's a summary: "Echo, Plensa’s commission for Madison Square Park, depicts a nine-year old girl from Plensa’s Barcelona neighborhood, lost in a state of thoughts and dreams. Standing forty-four feet tall at the center of the park’s expansive Oval Lawn, Echo’s towering stature and white marble-dusted surface harmoniously reflect the historic limestone buildings that surround the park. Both monumental in size and inviting in subject, the peaceful visage of Echo creates a tranquil and introspective atmosphere amid the cacophony of central Manhattan"
3 shot HDR @ f11. Nikkor 16-35mm. Processed with Photomatix and CS4.
Jaume PlensaEchoMadison Square ParkHDRNew York CityAndres Caldera PhotographyBWnyccityscape
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