In the Distance
Meet Minerva, the Roman goddess of war. Here she is in Green-Wood Cemetery, on top of the highest point in Brooklyn. Minerva sits on the site of The Battle of Brooklyn (aka The Battle of Long Island). This was the very first battle of the Revolutionary War – after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Why is this “In the Distance”? What you can’t see (I don’t have a camera good enough to do it justice) is that Minerva is waving at her sister across the water. Who is her sister? The Statue of Liberty! Pretty cool, huh?
Land developers have been trying to build new structures which would block the view. They have been stopped by the community. Story here: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/31/20/31_20_minerva_can_still_see.html
This was SOOC. If I get ambitious, I will try to remove the branches.