Sunday, 28 March 2010

An Inspiring Memorial

While going through the "recommended" entries on my Google Reader I was showing this post on the Memorial to James Gordon Bennett in New York, the former publisher of the New York Herald.

The memorial (locally also known the Bellringers Monument) is made up from statuary that used to adorn the former New York Herald prior to its demolition in 1921. The statue of Minerva and the two bellringers was created by French sculptor Jean Antonin Carles. The bellringers themselves have been nicknamed “Stuff and Guff” or “Gog and Magog”.

But the best bit is the clock at the top.

The eyes of the owls on either side glow green at the striking of the hours.

Love it!


DD Ra said...

Catching up with your blog, I just discover this glorious memorial.
Woaw, glowing eyes !
We need some in SL !

Greetings !