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Harmilda the Cow, Harvard, IL

Harmilda the Cow, Harvard, IL

Harmilda - a life-sized fiberglass statue - is a mascot of the town of Harvard, Illinois, and the symbol of the town's annual Milk Day festival. Her name is derived from the name of the festival (HArvard MILk DAys).

Harmilda was given as a gift by Robert Jones of Jones Packing Co. in 1966 and resides at the Five Points since then.

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June 21, 2017
Easter Egg-Decorating Idea

Easter Egg-Decorating Idea

My mother knitted these pouches for the last Easter as an egg decorating experiment. The experiment was a success - the eggs look festive, the "decoration" can be applied in a wink and can be used over for every holiday. Furthermore, these knitted egg pouches make a perfect Easter gift. Happy Easter!

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April 03, 2017
Let There Be Neon

Let There Be Neon

The shop in downtown Manhattan of a company with a clever name that specializes in designing, manufacturing, fabricating and installing neon signage and artistic lighting.

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December 09, 2016
1st Precinct is Ready for Halloween

1st Precinct is Ready for Halloween

The first precinct and mounted unit of the New York Police Department decorated its doors before Halloween.

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October 28, 2016
King?

King?

Graffiti on a TriBeCa building. Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Edit: I think I found who is the author, - Raphael Fédérici also known by the nickname Paris Sketch Culture (PSC).

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October 28, 2016
The Dead Horse Bay

The Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay is a small saltmarsh on the southern side of Brooklyn. In the 19th century, the marsh was a site with animal processing plants to where carcasses of dead horses and other animals were brought to be processed into glue and fertilizer. The remains were dumped into the water. This explains how the Dead Horse Bay got its name.

Horses were replaced by automobiles, and until 1930's, the marsh of Dead Horse Bay was used as a New York city's landfill. Since around 1950's the garbage dump started to erode and all the treasures are now spilling out for everyone to see. More #deadhorsebay photos.

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October 16, 2016
Luna Games at Coney Island

Luna Games at Coney Island

A water racing game with a cartoonish look at Luna Park in Coney Island. Brooklyn, New York.

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October 15, 2016
Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center

Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center

Van Gogh’s Ear is a four and a half ton swimming pool sculpture created by a Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture is installed in the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center.

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August 15, 2016
Fragment of a Tribal Wooden Shield

Fragment of a Tribal Wooden Shield

Fragment of an African tribal wooden shield from the William K. Vanderbilt, Jr S collection.

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June 26, 2016
Urban Rattle Sculpture by Charlie Hewitt

Urban Rattle Sculpture by Charlie Hewitt

Urban Rattle sculpture is installed on a private property next to a rental complex and can be seen from the High Line Park.

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June 14, 2016
Sleepwalker at the High Line Park

Sleepwalker at the High Line Park

Sleepwalker - a realistic sculpture by Tony Matelli of a somnambulant man roaming about in a deep sleep.

While I was photographing, many people were confusing it for a "living statue" performer. One man even put money by the statue and a high-line worker had to explain to him that this was a statue and wouldn't have any use for his money. Everyone laughed.

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June 14, 2016
Part of the Irish Hunger Memorial

Part of the Irish Hunger Memorial

This is a part of the Irish Hunger Memorial, dedicated to the Great Irish Famine. These ruins, which reside amid skyscrapers, is a reconstruction of an authentic Irish cottage. Stones, soil, and vegetation brought from Ireland. The memorial is located in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Built in 2002.

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May 20, 2016
Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely

Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely

Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely, Josiah McElheny, 2005.
Hand-blown mirrored glass objects, transparent and industrial mirror, chrome, metal, wood, electric lighting.

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April 23, 2016
Block Statue of Ay

Block Statue of Ay

Limestone. New Kingdom, late Dynasty XVIII, reign of Tutankhamun.

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April 23, 2016
Magical Fish

Magical Fish

Pottery, painted. New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (circa 1390-1352 B.C.E.) or Akhenaten (circa 1352-1336 B.C.E.). The fish represented is the perch or bolti (Tilapia nilotica), a creature that attracted the attention of the ancient Egyptians by its breeding habits. When bolti eggs have been deposited and fertilized, the female draws them into her mouth and keeps them there until they hatch. The Egyptians came to view the bolti as an animal capable of spontaneous generation and thus as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

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April 23, 2016
Spooky

Spooky

A fragment of an artifact. Brooklyn Museum.

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April 23, 2016
Artsy Wall, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
388 Greenwich Street

388 Greenwich Street

The headquarters for Citigroup's Investment and Corporate Banking operations.

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August 04, 2015
Finally Done with the MET’s 1st Floor
MET, European Sculpture Court
The Chicago Picasso

The Chicago Picasso

Maquette on display at the Art Institute of Chicago and the real thing.

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December 28, 2011
University of Chicago. Part of it
Big Red Foot, Chicago

Big Red Foot, Chicago

Big Red Foot at St James Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL. Very little
information about this on the Internet, but I think it is a public
sculpture by Mary Seyfarth, and, as I understand - it is nonstationary - can be in other place when you see it next time.

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December 24, 2011
Croc

Croc

Tom Otterness sculpture.

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January 28, 2010