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Phil Elmore

Atlas Statue at Rockefeller, NYC

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For some time I've wanted to take my own picture of the Atlas sculpture in the Rockefeller center in New York City. During a recent trip there (my first), I was finally able to do so:

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(Any members who'd like to use this photo on their own sites are free to do so provided they credit me as the photographer with a link to PhilElmore.com. You don't have to write to me to ask permission.)

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...And here's one I took of the Art Deco Niagara Mohawk building in Syracuse, New York, if anyone finds it worth reproducing.

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My picture of the Empire State Building looks almost exactly the same.

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What is that?

That is a sculpture outside the United Nations. The UN actively promotes disarmament and the eradication of "small arms" throughout the world -- which means that it opposes your Constitutionally protected right to own a firearm. Opposed as I am to their goals I could not resist getting my picture with the sculpture.

Interestingly, the sculpture was very popular with all the other tourists; I had to wait my turn and then hurry to get the shot.

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That is a sculpture outside the United Nations.  The UN actively promotes disarmament and the eradication of "small arms" throughout the world -- which means that it opposes your Constitutionally protected right to own a firearm ...

I see. Disgusting.

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Hello,

I love that statue (the Atlas). One of the times I was up in NYC, my photographer (ex) girlfriend took a picture of the Atlas from inside St Peter's cathedral across the street. It was awesome; you see the entrance to the cathedral, very regal and majestic, and through the massive doors you see the Atlas, filling up the field of view almost entirely. A truly great vantage point! I have that shot here, and I'll post it whenever I get a chance to scan it in.

--Dan Edge

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Phil, thanks for posting the image of the twisted gun sculpture! I've never heard about it before! :D

It's good to be aware of such bold statements.

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my photographer (ex) girlfriend took a picture of the Atlas from inside St Peter's cathedral across the street.  It was awesome; you see the entrance to the cathedral, very regal and majestic, and through the massive doors you see the Atlas, filling up the field of view almost entirely.  A truly great vantage point!  I have that shot here, and I'll post it whenever I get a chance to scan it in.

--Dan Edge

yes yes, Dan, please do!

I just love the Empire State in its colors... I don't have any pics unfortunately for you...

These are great...

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