Photo by myself in Sheridan Square, in the West Village.
'The Bus Stop', by American artist George Segal, was installed in 1980. The figures were cast from life, created in bronze and patinated white, to resemble plaster.
For some embarrassing reason, I never noticed this sculpture before, perhaps because they are treated like neighborhood fixtures.
I don't often post photos from the Village, and here's why: first, we often visit the East Village because there are more parking spaces. Second, Rupert loves the big dog run in Tompkins Square Park.
But really, I am directionally impaired, and a directionally impaired person in a neighborhood of diagonal streets is a sad sight. Within an hour I am a disoriented, dehydrated, grumbly person with sore feet.
I keep telling myself that all I need is to get lost more, and I'll know the neighborhood. Ha, fat chance!
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