Category Archives: New York Sights & Scenes

Stuff that we have found of interest in NYC and wanted to share with you all.

The William Wallace Sword (or The Weapon Of “Braveheart”)

A few years ago there was a Scottish cultural exhibit being held over at Grand Central Station down on Lexington Avenue.  The year was 2005 and I am guessing that this was around April based on the time stamp of my photographs.  That was a busy time for me as I had just officially launched PiercingMetal.com but that can be found on another blog.  I had to say that for the most part the exhibit didn’t do anything for me, but there was one item on display that was a clear “must see” and a reason to adventure over there without any question.  That item was the William Wallace sword.

william wallace sword, scottish history

For those who might not be in the know, William Wallace was a Scottish knight and a patriot in the eyes of his countrymen and lived during the late 1200’s.  His was a life of combat and freedom fighting according to his Wikipedia entry and you can learn more about him by clicking on his Wikipedia link which I will have ready for you at the close of this piece.

william wallace sword, scottish history
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NYC Waterfalls Project (10/2008)

The NYC Waterfalls Project was another one of those massive art projects and unlike The Gates which was presented here a few years before, I had to say that this particular one intrigued me a little bit more.  The premise was how four gigantic structure’s would be assembled and take water from the East River via pipes and end up simulating the effect seen by natural waterfalls by pouring it out over the top.  The four locations were under the Brooklyn Bridge, another between Brooklyn’s piers #4 and #5, one on Governor’s Island and the last on Pier 35 in Manhattan.  This project was the brainstorm of Olafur Eliasson (a Danish/Icelandic artist).