Featured Augustus Saint-Gaudens - Playground in NYC

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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    Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who embodied the ideals of the American Renaissance. Raised in New York City, he traveled to Europe for further training and artistic study.
    Born: March 1, 1848, Dublin, Ireland
    Died: August 3, 1907, Cornish

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens Playground located on East 20th Street and 2nd Avenue was acquired by the Parks Department in 1954 and opened as a jointly operated playground in January 1966 to serve children from adjacent P.S. 40. A $720,000 renovation was funded in 1996 by Councilman Antonio Pagan. The design pays tribute to Saint-Gaudens through bronze and porcelain decorations that harmonize with the new gates, spray shower, garden area, and play equipment.

    Here are some pictures I was able to take this morning of the neat features that can be seen.
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    This is a round sculpture designed like the $20.00 Double Eagle Obverse inlaid in the ground. My Wallet is on it for size comparison -
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    Here is the water sprinkler area for the kids -
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Some other items located in the park -
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    Without my wallet ;)
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    Not my coin :hilarious:
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  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Nice pics. Liberty motif VG35 Details. ;)
     
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  5. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

    Very thoughtful of you to share this with us...excellent photography
    and presentation....of course you didn't include your selfies of you in the swings and on the see-saw...good thing the water spray was not on...
     
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  6. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    thanks for sharing, another to see place the next time I go to the NYINC
     
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  7. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    Thank you.
     
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  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    My lesson for the day very good presentation paddyman thank you
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's very neat and interesting. Thanks for sharing Paddy.
     
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  10. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Eddie, you continually amaze me buddy. Nice, well thought out, informative presentation of a sculptor most on this board would have to say they admire.

    Thanks for the 411 (for all you young collectors out there, 411 is another way us old fogies say 'information'). ;)
     
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  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Wow, things like this make me miss living in NYC (even though I lived in Brooklyn)
     
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  12. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Beautiful. Next time there I will go to see
     
  13. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Bring a flak jacket.....:D
     
  14. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    In my younger days, I went to New York City many times. I had a three month internship with AT&T in the financial district. I never knew this existed. Thanks for giving us a wonderful glimpse of it.
     
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  15. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    Nice post, thanks.
     
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