Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan, New York is at the intersection of 59th Street and 5th Avenue in front of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, and opposite the south easternmost corner of Central Park, at the end of Central Park South. The idea for the plaza was first proposed by the sculptor Karl Bitter in 1898. It was designed by Beaux-Arts architecture firm Carrère and Hastings and was completed in 1916. It was named Grand Army Plaza by the New York City Board of Aldermen in 1923 after the Grand Army of the Potomac.
The plaza is oval shaped and is bisected by the 59th street into northern and southern portions. The northern part has a golden equestrian statue of William Tecumseh Sherman designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The statue features Sherman on a horse with "Victory" in front of him pointing the way forward (she has a palm frond in the other hand). Temporary sculpture exhibits are often mounted at the north side of the plaza.
The southern part is the site of the Pulitzer memorial fountain (Pulitzer Fountain of Abundance - designed by Bitter) contributed by Joseph Pulitzer. A bronze statue of the Roman goddess Pomona, also designed by Bitter (the final statue designed by him) is situated at the top of the fountain. The plaza underwent a renovation costing $3.7 million in 1990 The world-famous Plaza Hotel is named for the Plaza, and sits on the southwest corner.
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papagolf21 (91440) 2012-04-23 4:51
Il n'y a pas de doutes, le printemps s'est installé avec bonheur sur la ville. Les parterres fleuris embellissent le décor environnant avec bonheur.
Une place où il doit faire bon vivre.
Sergiom (68674) 2012-04-23 5:18
Le temps des tulipes ne dure jamais très longtemps, c'est pourquoi il faut absolument en profiter. Cet ajout de couleurs dans les images est magnifique.
jacquest (18871) 2012-04-23 5:19
I like your POV where the tulips gives deepnes to the monument which is well placed in the image. The people milling around add life and alos a relaxing mood. The light is good and gives nice colors.
Have a nice day
Someye (0) 2012-04-23 6:01
عکس فوق العاده زیبا با جزئیات خوب.تبریک ها
Miguel82 (26877) 2012-04-23 6:38
A very good picture
fine colors and sharpness
Gigidusud (18243) 2012-04-23 8:23
Beautiful architecture with the nice tulips in FG.
ikeharel (63913) 2012-04-23 8:42
Knowing this place very well, Lakshmi, strolled around weekly (at least), I am amazed with the vivid and most admirable Tulips planted.
The vibrant city needs corner like this, and it brings lot's of memories back.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-23 10:19
What a beautiful capture of everyday life at the Plaza. Excellent framing and composition with these beautiful flowers and all with wonderful clarity and great detail to surroundings. Soft warm colors and light control make this photo pleasing and inviting Lakshmi, great job!!
mesutilgim (89752) 2012-04-23 11:30
Very nice capture from NY.
Good pov, including the tulips in the foregorund and balanced layout.
My favorite is the "photographer and his model" in front of the sculpture !
TFS and best regards
mauro61 (52855) 2012-04-23 12:01
grande piazza ben inquadrata con i fiori che aprono bene la scena in FG.
Monumento equestre protagonista dell'immagine,
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-04-23 12:20
Awesome!!! what a wonderful composition of this beautiful, impressive monument and the spectacular landscaping with fabulous light, fantastic colors, great sharpness, perfect POV and DOF too. Absolutely beautiful photo. An excellenty execution.I love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-23 12:55
a superb photo from this beautiful place, the composition is spectacular and I like the attractive details and the atmosphere of the photo, superb place to relaxation, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
cornejo (36425) 2012-04-23 13:02
Hi friend Lakshmi, a pretty picture of this lovely picture with the tulips and the lively. Very good pov, very good image quality. Very good and nice work, well done, congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
pajaran (55581) 2012-04-23 13:38
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na lale, spomenik i veliko drvece, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka sa ljudima u parku, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep dan i pocetak nove nedelje.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice view of the tulip, a monument to the great trees, good composition.
Good recording time with the people in the park, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Have a nice day and the beginning of a new week.
All the best.
worldcitizen (7712) 2012-04-23 13:48
I love the foreground of tulips! They make a nice lower frame for the statue and park entrance. Very nice lighting, too. It is nice to see a daily life shot close to Central Park, with taxis and carriages in the background.
bukitgolfb301 (38024) 2012-04-23 17:13
Hello NAMASKAR my dear Lakshmi
Best suitable to see at this season indeed!
Very attractive and also wonderful shot with sharp and clear focisuing. Great color touch you presented. Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Nicou (131446) 2012-04-23 20:58
Fantastique tapis de tulipes sueprbe quelle compo et iamge quelle vue et cpatage ce blanc avec uen bande rouge en fond superbe.
Bravo et amitié
bayno (18344) 2012-04-23 22:29
beautiful composition with tulips in FG, a scene very lively and full of colors, excellent light...have a good day...
ChrisJ (105511) 2012-04-24 2:25
Good exposure on the white tulips & I see no evidence of overexposure. Astonishing repetition with good colour contrasts between the red & white flowers. The people & horse statue add scale. Those horse & buggy rides far left look like a possible nice shot too. Tfs!
Graal (100526) 2012-04-25 0:22
very nice place in NY. I like the tulips on FG. An interesting statue, good note and photowork. Fine colours and composition.
Have a nice day.
josepmarin (58031) 2012-04-29 12:03
a nice image of Grand Army Plaza, with Sherman's equestrian statue, the tulips of vivid colors in foreground, the tourist atmosphere in spring time, and the majestic Central Park in background.
A scene that has a great vitality, and that I would like to live personally again.
Magnificent composition, clean and deep.
COSTANTINO (60613) 2012-04-29 12:05
I like your pov with all those tulips
the flowers always add freshness and
beauty and your notes are really
useful,the light is really nice
clic (16136) 2012-05-04 6:12
You created a lovely poster by including this colorful carpet at foreground that suit well to the first magnitude of Sherman bronze.
jmdias (59220) 2012-05-05 16:20
curious monument, it is most usual to put only the hero and his horse, the inclusion of the victory created a nice mood. perfect image catching many details and including the tulips. niced job.