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Club Chaos Eye Candy: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

 

Rumor has it this arch has been standing since 1884. I believe it, for there are signatures on the bronze statues from the likes of William Rudolf O'Donovan and Thomas Eakins 1893 & 1894. According to Wikipedia, "It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1867." It is also reported by Wiki that, "it is perhaps best known for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch, Brooklyn’s version of the Arc de Triomphe." You can read the full article with some very interesting historical links here.

There is nothing to compare the feeling of watching countless newly weds flock to Grand Army Plaza to be married. I enjoyed jogging in the sunshine while watching happy couples exchange their vows. Limos line up in rows while families and friends hop in and out to take auxiliary photographs of their weddings beneath the arch and in the surrounding park like settings of flawless landscaping showcasing historical monuments.

Grand Army Plaza is absolutely beautiful -- truly a Brooklyn gem, and a must see if you decide to vacation in New York City.

Here is some eye candy from my turtle run. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 26 commentsC Tann-Starr • July 31 2008 07:12AM

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Nice pics Sista C- I am particularly fond of #3 because it is the boys in blue from the war between the states don'cha know.  Thanks for the exercise and the great eye candy.

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 12 years ago

Love the sculptures!!!  I really need to get to that part of the world someday...

Posted by Clint Miller (Real Estate Pipeline, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Good Morning Paddy, you are very welcome and I'm glad you like the eye candy, Sister P. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Good morning Clint, I bet you and the missus will really enjoy it if you do. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

There's nothing as good as eye andy first thing in the morning! It's raining here today and I love it! Newsletter day so I have to get focused quick. I block out the world till it's published. Love all these pictures. They don't make beautiful art like this anymore. It would cost a fortune!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 12 years ago

Hi C!  Great pictures.  This really does seem to be something to see and I have to add it to my list of places to visit.  I don't get out much!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 12 years ago

Great pictures - I just love this stuff.  It seems that everywhere you turn in European cities, there are so many beautiful pieces of art and architecture and I wish we had more like this here in the U.S.

Posted by Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate (Alliance Realtors) over 12 years ago

Good morning, C!  You have some gorgeous places to take pictures there and the architecture and history is just amazing.  Keep going on those turtle runs :)

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) over 12 years ago

Thanks for sharing the great pictures.  I'm sure researching the history of your area could be a full time job!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 12 years ago

Wow....what an awesome landmark.  And the sculptures.....very detailed.  I'm starting to think that maybe I should make my next trip to be NY rather than the Grand Canyon - which as been calling me.   Thanks for taking the pictures on your turtle runs.    

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) over 12 years ago

Loving all these pictures. You are bring back such memories!!!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) over 12 years ago

C,

I wouldn't mind having my picture taken there.  Thank you again for sharing.

Don R.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 12 years ago

Lizette, thank you kindly. Newsletters, eh? Sounds very interesting. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Susan, when you do get out, make sure it is worth your while. Enjoy it! :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Lisa F, I agree, I wish we had more of this here as well. I love this stuff!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Lisa H, thank you, sweetie, will do! ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Cindy, you are right and you are also very welcome!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Sondra, they each have so much to offer it would be hard for me to choose if I didn't live here. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Jeannette, I am so glad you are enjoying them. I'm going to go shoot the promenade and P-Walk next. It's Brooklyn Brownstone time! :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Don, you are very welcome! Enjoy your day, sweetie. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

I think I'll just have to do both! 

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) over 12 years ago

Sondra, that sounds like a wonderful idea! Looking forward to hearing all about it, not to mention lots of eye candy! :-D

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Carolyn, I have never heard of this place but it looks like a place I would enjoy visiting.  Thanks for the link for more info.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 12 years ago

Shirley, you are welcome. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

C. Talk about beautiful detail work--these buildings are magnificent. I love the archway. I love looking at pictures like this. Please keep them coming.

Posted by Laura Watts (Positive Properties, LLC) over 12 years ago

Laura, I'm glad you enjoyed the presentation and I shall keep them coming. I love photography and jogging-blogging is fun! ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

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