The Lions in Winter

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photos by E. Herd

 Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world since the Library was dedicated on May 23, 1911.

When I was in college, the New York Public Library was my favorite place to study on a Saturday afternoon. Many fond memories . . . and the lions were always there.

Happy Friday, all, from me and the lions!

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