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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Whole World in His Hands

Rockefeller Center, NYC
Photo by myself outside Rockefeller Center, around 5th Avenue and 50th Street.

The architecture of this landmark is considered Art Deco, but its austerity resembles the huge Fascist building in Italy in the late 1920's. Dramatic night lighting makes Rockefeller Center an enduring tourist attraction.

The above statue shows Atlas, a character from Greek mythology, whose task it was to hold up the world.

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Related posts: Sparkly Lights in Rockefeller Center, Making an Entrance, in Midown and Life at the Time Life Building, Midtown.

9 comments:

Vanilla Press said...

Gorgeous pic!
Jas

Fredrik said...

I like the warm light and the slow shutter speed in this one!

Olivier said...

j'aime bien l'effet sur cette photo, on a l'impression que tout le monde porte Atlas et lui rend hommage.

I like the effect on this picture, one gets the impression that everyone wears Atlas and pays tribute to him.

chimesey said...

Excellent!

Sharon said...

Good night time shot.

omami said...

what a great shot!!!!

Caprice said...

Rockfeller center is an amazing place !!!

Paz said...

Wonderful shot!

Paz

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love this statue too! Greta lighting in your photo

Pat