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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bethesda Beckons

 Jersey Iggy was enchanted by the "Angel of the Waters" on top of the Bethesda Fountain, the same way the movie "Enchanted" (which was filmed here) made her feel. This winged guardian of the Bethesda Terrace in New York's Central Park was designed by Emma Stebbins in 1873. Stebbins was the first female to be commissioned for a major public artwork in New York City.

The Bethesda Fountain is an iconic part of Central Park that has been featured in many Hollywood movies. People also love to visit this place which overlooks the lake for a feeling of having been "touched by an angel." Bethesda Fountain has biblical roots because it was named after that incident in the gospel of John where an angel descended to bless the "pool of Bethesda," making its waters miraculous.

During Miss Iggy's visit earlier this month, however, the fountain was dry!


Hilda said...

I've seen the fountain several times in shows, movies and such, but this is the first time I've heard its story. I like it! Both about the artist and the name. Thank you.

FishHawk said...

"Postcards From Miss Igorota" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.


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