Alice In Wonderland is Central Park's most loved sculpture. It is located on the East side of the park, near 74th Street, north of the Conservatory Water. The eleven foot tall sculpture depicts the favorite characters from Lewis Carroll's book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Philanthropist George Delacorte commissioned the sculpture from José de Creeft in 1959, to honor his wife Margarita. The design is patterned on the illustrations drawn by John Tenniel for the first edition of the book.
Children are permitted, and in fact encouraged, to climb on the sculpture, and as you can see in this photo there was a little girl in a pink hat and another with a pink skirt, who were having fun climbing over Alice's magic mushrooms.
The sculpture is so popular that it usually looks like this on weekends when there are many children in the park. They flock to the sculpture and climb all over it, as their watchful parents surround them.
Alice and her cat Dinah.
The Mad Hatter, who is rumored to be a caricature of Delacorte, the patron that sponsored the piece
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Since it is Halloween, I couldn't end this post without showing you my favorite little "trick or treater"! It's my grandson's first Halloween and he's a Lion, the King of the Jungle this year!
I'm linking this post to Beverly of How Sweet The Sound "Pink Saturday" blog event. If you like the color pink please go to Beverly's blog today and see links for many other participating blogs that have pink posts today. Thanks Beverly!