Well, here’s a pretty neat thing to have. An obelisk in Central Park!
“This obelisk was erected first at Heliopolis, Egypt, in 1600 B.C. It was removed to Alexandria in 12 B.C. by the Romans. Presented by the Khedive of Egypt to the City of New York. It was erected here on February 22, 1881 through the generosity of William H. Vanderbilt.”
Google tells me its twin is located in London. There’s a third obelisk in Paris with its twin still in Luxor.
The energy, peace, and enormity of it all. The first time I saw this – It literally took my breath away.
People were excited to tell me how to find it, what part of the park, east or west, etc. Additionally – there was always Google. I much preferred to stumble upon it by accident. Glad that I did.
One more photo taken from a distance with a person in it for scale.