Held this past weekend and held annually for the last six years by the Central Park Conservancy at the Naumburg Bandshell which just south of the Bethesda Terrace is the Central Park Ice Festival. The Naumburg Bandshell is undergoing restoration so scaffolding was around its exterior. The Central Park Conservancy started these festivals to bring attention the 50+ bronze and stone statues within the confines of Central Park which the conservancy maintains. The work that ice carving artists from Okamoto Studio [ www.okamotostudionyc.com/ ] for the Ice Festival is truly amazing. The 2017 subject matter was the parks own interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland bronze statues that are actually located north of this location, just north of the Reservoir. In this image taken after the completion are ice versions of the White Rabbit holding its watch and Alice sitting on a mushroom. Interesting piece of trivia about the actual statue, the statue was commissioned in 1959 by Dell Publishing founder George Delacorte and built by José de Creeft whose model for the Alice character face was Creeft’s own daughter Donna.
Taken with Olympus E-5 using an Olympus Zuiko Digital ED lens processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
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