7.14.2009

Subtly Circling the Bowling Green














"The fence that surrounds the Bowling Green today is the original one erected ca. 1771."

You may remember the tale or image of the American colonists pulling down the statue of King George III as the revolution unfolded, melting the equestrian work to make ammunition.

Interestingly, the fence erected around the statue by the British in an effort to keep the colonists at bay survives to this day, near the tip of Manhattan amidst a grove of skyscrapers, silently ringing the Bowling Green, New York's oldest park.