Sunday, December 20, 2009

monochrome weekend

These are the beautiful library lions
in front of the NY Public Library. In
the 1930s, during the Depression,
Mayor Fiorello La Guardia named them
Patience (seen here in the foreground)
and Fortitude, two traits New Yorkers
needed then—as we do again now.
[Find more monochromes here.]


  1. I didn't know the lions had names. The mayor was pretty shrewd giving them such names.

  2. I liked NYC in summer, not sure I could take it in winter.

  3. Nice shot. Great use of perspective and the tonality is right on.