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Walking with Angels

The "Angel of Waters" statue of Bethesda Foundtain, Central Park, NY, designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868, the first woman to receive commission for a major work of art in the city of New York. The Angel blesses the water below her, commemorating the 1842 opening of the Croton Aqueduct which supplied New York with fresh water, a huge milestone for the modernization of the city and a welcomed change for its inhabitants, a large portion of whom had been forced to drink very unsanitary, contaminated well water.

 

Camera: Nikon D7000, Focal Length: 105mm, Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec., Aperture: 16, ISO/Film: 400

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Taken on November 13, 2011