Sunday, September 20, 2009

Leftover Birds

One of the Sunday projects aimed at convincing myself that I have re-entered ordinary life in California was to go through the New York photo files on the laptop – and lo! I discovered a whole series I had forgotten about. These amazing stone birds are carved in high relief along a pair of staircases in Central Park. They are part of Terrace Bridge, constructed during the American Civil War. The whole structure (including the birds) is copiously described and illustrated here.