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Jimmy Awakening Mankind

Many of you noticed the large advertisement in my previous photo with a fully clothed version of Michelangelo’s David. There was also a version with Venus in Botticelli’s painting The Birth of Venus. Both advertised pistachios with no shells: “Sometimes, Naked Is Better”, the advertising slogan read. I happen to have four pictures (the two original, naked artworks and two clothed versions), but I had to cut these four out of photos similar to the one I posted of Times Square. As the ad was also displayed on a screen in the distance, the quality of these four photos was not good enough, but I added it as a workshop to my previous shot and you’ll find it here.

Now about this photo, which was taken not far away from Times Square at the Avenue of the Americas or Sixth Avenue between 49th and 50th Street and shows the side of Rockefeller Center. I found the combination of the mosaic and the neon letters advertising The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon highly amusing.

Jimmy Fallon (1974) is a popular American comedian and talk show host, who has been hosting The Tonight Show on NBC since 2014. The show airs five days a week and is broadcast from the NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. Fallon and his show are also quite well-known and popular in The Netherlands (and was also broadcast here with a one day delay for some time), but I don’t know about Fallon’s popularity in other countries.

Rockefeller Center is a complex of nineteen buildings in Midtown Manhattan, built by the Rockefeller family during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The fourteen original buildings are built in Art Deco style and adorned with many works of art. This mosaic is called Intelligence Awakening Mankind and is made of more than one million glass tiles in two hundred and fifty colours.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 500
Focal Length: 3482/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-06 12:00
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1817 kb

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