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Central Park Summer Fantasy Fine Art Print

Under the world famous Minton Tiles, Central Park Fantasy, as summer sizzles.

It’s subtle at first, as many fantasies are. In the cooling shadows of the Minton Tiles in Central Park, New York City, a couple encounters each other in an interplay as the heat of summer builds outside.

The Minton tile ceiling in the arcade of Bethesda Terrace was created in the 1860s. It is one of the Park’s main architectural features. A grand staircase connects the Mall to the subterranean arcade. Made up of 49 panels, the ceiling features almost 16,000 elaborately patterned encaustic tiles, handmade by England’s renowned Minton and Company.

Not fully indoors or outdoors, the arcade was conceived as an open-air reception hall that would provide visitors with shelter from rain and heat. The highlight of the arcade is the magnificent Minton Tile ceiling designed by British-born architect and designer, Jacob Wrey Mould, who also conceived of the decorative carvings throughout the Terrace.

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What stirs the woman and the man in Central Park Fantasy? He defies gravity as she stands firm at a distance.

Outside the shade of the arcade, summer fills Central Park with heat and green.

About photographer Deborah Julian

Deborah Julian is a street photographer who lives and works in New York City. She’s originally from Buffalo where she specialized in press and publicity work. After moving to New York City and earning a degree in Art History at Manhattan Marymount College, her photography has been exhibited in juried shows throughout the U.S.

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