Library Lions Don Masks in New York City

Another guest blog today.

The New York Public Library Lions don masks.

My sister has taken the role of a NYC tourist as she walks in the city and today she photographed Patience and Fortitude. They’re carved from pink Tennessee marble, designed by sculptor Edward Clark Potter.

Read about their naming and renaming here

“Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world since the Library was dedicated on May 23, 1911.”

New York Public Library Interior- Library Lions Patience and Fortitude in LEGO®

No conversation. No exchange.  Just a quick shot in low light to capture the architecture, the lines and curves, the grand feel of it all.

The New York Public Library.

Grainy and bit soft on the focus but all the angles and shapes and lines are subtly defined.  We went through the Shelley’s Ghost Exhibition and climbed staircases, looked down from the mezzanine into the entrance way.  Saw a photography exhibit and at the entrance way Patience and Fortitude the Library Lions in LEGO®.  What are the rules of interior photography, what are you allowed to take? There are places where it is clear- No Photography.  Tough to monitor people and their cell phone shots.  I did not photograph where it said not to.