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Clash of titans …

 

Great architecture and city sculptures are interesting subjects to photograph, but are sometimes difficult to photograph uniquely. You can pretty well assume that thousands have stood in the same spot as you, so rather than dwell on that, you end up simply finding the view that speaks to you, personally. I’ve seen this wonderful stature of Atlas, in Midtown Manhattan many times, but it was when we walked out the east doors of Rockefeller Center last week that I was struck by this framing of Atlas with the magnificent St. Patrick’s Cathedral as a backdrop. It’s not so much that it is a juxtaposition of new and old, although one embodies the delightful Art Deco style of 1930s New York, and the other is clearly a beautiful example of a nineteenth century Gothic cathedral. Rather what struck me was the symbolism of each  structure: one sacred and religious; one equally divine, yet secular. Iconic titans, staring each other down for the ages. Hope you enjoy…