NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- José de San Martín (equestrian statue):
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Description of Subject Matter: Jose de San Martin
The monument is a smaller-scale replica cast from the original, erected in the Plaza de San Martin in Buenos Aires in 1862. It was a gift from the City of Buenos Aires to the City of New York.
José de San Martín, an Argentine general, helped Argentina, Chile and Peru gain independence from the Spaniards. The monument depicts him leading his armed forces into battle.
This work is one of a trio of bronze equestrian sculptures representing Latin-American leaders.The other two are Simon Bolivar and José Martí.
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2009 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs. I've also got a Nikon D90 and a newer Fuji -- the S200EHX -- both of which are nice but I still prefer the flexibility of the Fuji.
Trips this year:
Niagara Falls, NY,
New York City,
Civil War Trust conferences in Gettysburg, PA and Springfield, IL, and
my 4th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles, Yosemite, Death Valley, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of a Lincoln-Obama cupcake sculpture published in Civil War Times and WUSA-9, the local CBS affiliate, ran a quick piece on me. A picture that I took at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium appeared in the National Archives' "Prologue" magazine. I became a volunteer with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Number of photos taken this year: 417,000.