That’s One Big Arch!

Washington Square Arch

F/25.0, 30.0, ISO 100.

Day 35 /365

I bet you that Washington would never arch like that….    🙂

Interesting Fact: In 1889, a large plaster and wood memorial arch was erected over Fifth Avenue just north of Washington Square Park by local businessman and philanthropist William Rhinelander Stewart (1852-1929). Stewart lived at 17 Washington Square North and he collected $2,765 from his friends to finance the work. The temporary arch was so popular that three years later the permanent stone arch, designed by architect Stanford White, was erected.[2] ( )



  1. a well taken shot…enjoyed the facts! my memory of this arch is walking under it with my husband (on a day trip to NYC from NJ) and seeing a police car leave the street and start driving on the sidewalk…I’d never seen such a thing before (or since) so it’s always stuck in my mind 🙂

  2. I grew up with that arch. And yet, while I have been fortunate enough to have done shoots with the one in Paris, Rome, never the one I grew up with. Think I need a trip home.

    • I know some time the stuff that you are use to seeing every day you don’t appreciate until you move out. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Blogging. 🙂

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