Bethesda Terrace Arcade by marianne troia

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Bethesda Terrace is the architectural achievement that defines the heart of Central Park as it seamlessly joins the Mall and Naumburg Bandshell ascending the stairs, and descending the stairs leads to the famous Angel of the Waters Fountain.
The Arcade is a richly decorated component of Bethesda Terrace, and now the treasured Minton tile ceiling, The Arcade’s ceiling is made up of 15,876 elaborately patterned encaustic tiles, handmade by Minton and Company, a leading 19th century ceramic manufacturer in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The Arcade’s encaustic tiles are divided among 49 panels. Each panel contains 324 tiles, with repeated stylized floral motifs and geometrical forms in earth tones, cobalt, and forest green. There are two panel designs, which differ only in their central medallion: 25 panels bear a small central rosette medallion and 24 panels with a large pinwheel medallion.

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  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Marianne, excellent image and writing! – Cora

  • marianne troia
    marianne troiaover 5 years ago

    thank you very much cora

  • Tony Waite-Pullan
    Tony Waite-Pullanover 5 years ago

    Great capture Marianne :)

  • thank you very much tony

    – marianne troia

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 5 years ago

    What a Fabulous place and photo Marianne!!

  • thanks so much stephanie, and thanks for adding this to your favorites

    – marianne troia

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    stunning shot

  • thank you kathy

    – marianne troia

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Congratulations Marianne!

    Your Hosts,

    Anne-Marie & Cora

  • thank you very much for featuring my photo, i am honored

    – marianne troia

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture. Congrats on the feature, Marianne!

  • thank you so much

    – marianne troia

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous place and photo! I’m always amazed at the artistic ability of people who lived long ago, without the aid of electricity and our modern technology, and whose incredible gifts of art still bring such pleasure to us today. Thanks for sharing this with us, Marianne! – Pat

  • thank you very much, thanks for adding this to your faqvorites

    – marianne troia

  • VMercado
    VMercadoover 5 years ago


  • the new lens is great, thank you victor

    – marianne troia

  • connie3107
    connie3107over 5 years ago

    Makes you want to visit this place…great shot.

  • thank you very much

    – marianne troia

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