Saturday, 31 January 2015

Picture This #288 ~ ABC

Hi everybody. Sorry I'm late posting. This week I thought we'd do things that start with these letters: A, B & C. I'm looking forward to seeing your photographs, as always. I hope you have a great week. Notre Dame ~ Île de la Cité, Paris
A- Architecture   The back side of Notre Dame, Paris

B- Bears, Central Park, NYC
C- Carousel, Under the Brooklyn Bridge


  1. Congratulations to Benni on her beautiful banner shot. Thinking of sunflowers warms my heart this morning. We are at a frigid 14 degrees with a wind chill of -1 degrees. Brrrrrrrrr...I dread having to walk the dog this morning!

  2. Hi Debby! Very good theme...I like it as much as I like the three shots I see on here. Perfect for the theme of your choice....Notre Dame at its best... Cool sculpture of the three they have some special significance like the three wise monkeys? Beautiful carousel in the bottom shot.

  3. Hi Belita! Thank you!

    On the Group of Bears: This bronze sculpture by Paul Manship (1885–1966) depicts a group of three bears on a circular stepped pedestal. Located at the Pat Hoffman Friedman Playground at Fifth Avenue and 79th Street, the piece was a gift from Samuel N. Friedman in memory of his wife, Pat. The piece was cast in 1960 and unveiled on October 11, 1990 at the playground’s dedication.

    Smaller versions of the piece are featured on part of the William Church Osborn Gates (1952) and the elaborate Paul J. Rainey Memorial Gates (1933) found at the Bronx Zoo, and in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Manship’s most famous work is the gilded Prometheus (1934), located at the west end of the lower plaza of Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.

    1. Thanks so very much for the detailed explanation...

  4. There are so many facets of Notre Dame, but that is a very good capture. New York is always good for something artistic and I love the bears as well as the carousel.

  5. Hi Debby!! Many thanks for hosting this week!! Great theme, should be lots of variety. Great shots to start us off with. Notre Dame is such an imposing building, which your B&W treatment has made even more impressive!! I love that sculpture of the bears!! Lookout Goldilocks!!! LOL. Lovely carousel in the third shot. Is it fully enclosed?

  6. Hi Debby! Wonderful shot of Notre Dame. I like the b/w, it seems to bring out the beautiful ornate details of the building. Love the three bears (and the ivy) and the history. I also love the carousel, a grand picture.

  7. Great theme and love the fantastic shots. Love the building in the first shot, the three bears in the second and finally the Carousel looks not only pretty but fun also.

  8. hi debby nice theme and cool pics around here. love the w&b pic of notre dame de paris

  9. Stupendous building

    Wondergful bearstatue

    Classic carousel