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Bethesda Fountain

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What people say

"The fountain is called the Angel of the Water, sculpted by Emma Stebbins. This was the first time a woman was commissioned by the Parks Department. This is a great place to people watch. There are often fashion photoshoots here, wedding parties, native New Yorkers and tourists alike, some street performers, and lots of happy people. This was originally designed to be a gathering space for Park visitors, and it still holds the same purpose today. Time: 5 minutes"
"Crafted by lesbian sculptor Emma Stebbins, 'The Angels of the Waters' sculpture emerges from the fountain near a space historically visited by gay men since the early 20th century."
"You can find a bunch of Star & Saucer Magnolia Blossom Trees in and around the edges of Bethesda Fountain. "

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