I recently went into New York City to take some photographs. On the train down I found I had a bit of a dilemma. Do I go to some of the ‘sights’ that I haven’t yet visited (e.g. South Street Seaport, Ellis Island, The High Line etc.)? Or do I just walk around and see what I bump into? I chose the latter option largely because I didn’t feel like mingling with thousands of tourists. So I decided to walk down Lexington Avenue as far as 14th Street, have a poke around Union Square and then go east and walk back to Grand Central on Third Ave. I left Grand Central, crossed 42nd Street and immediately came across these sculptures. There are three of them and they’re named Hippo Ballerina; Hippo Ballerina, pirouette; and Rhino Harlequin and they’re by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup. For more information see here.

Above: Hippo Ballerina, pirouette

Hippo Ballerina

Rhino Harlequin

Rhino Harlequin close up

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XF 18mm f2 R

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