GRAND ARMY FOUNTAIN

Statues Splashed in Water and Light

I have already posted pictures of what I called The Lovers of Grand Army Plaza. But those spring pics are few and overcast compared to these sun drenched shots I took over several days this summer. So today I’ll post more from the fountain at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, with the understanding that sometimes more is more.

The central couple of the art deco fountain are meant to represent Wisdom and Felicity.

One approaches the fountain from the south through the arch of Grand Army Plaza, which itself faces the entrance into Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The arch was built to commemorate the preservation of the union after the Civil War. Union Street leads right to it, rising up through Park Slope.

A trio of lusty water gods make merry at the fountain’s base.

See the rainbows?

Approaching the fountain from the north, one passes a memorial to JFK.

Can’t have a fountain employ classical imagery without including a cute cherub, I guess…

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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