This image (3 image stitched) was take just before a storm was ready to hit Central park in NY. Usually this place is full of tourists at any day. Because of the storm lots of people left, and the few that stayed behind was removed out of the image by me suing the new content-aware tool in Photoshop CS6 beta. I cannot wait to get my hands on the new full version!
Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the Bethesda Terrace, constructed in 1859-64, which is enclosed within two elliptical balustrades. The pool is centered by a fountain sculpture designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868 and unveiled in 1873. Stebbins was the first woman to receive a public commission for a major work of art in New York City. The bronze, eight-foot statue depicts a female winged angel touching down upon the top of the fountain, where water spouts and cascades into an upper basin and into the surrounding pool. It was the only statue in the park called for in the original design. Beneath her are four four-foot cherubs representing Temperance, Purity, Health, and Peace. Also called the Angel of the Waters, the statue refers to the Gospel of John, Chapter 5 where there is a description of an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda, giving it healing powers (Wikipedia).

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