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March 12, 2006 - Statuary at Malaga Cove Plaza













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Palos Verdes Estates is a city, sort of, located at the south edge of Los Angeles County on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  It was designed by the landscape architect and planner Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. – think Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, Biltmore in North Carolina, Jackson Park in Chicago, the Stanford campus.  That guy.  According to the 2000 US Census, Palos Verdes Estates is the 81st richest place in the United States with at least 1,000 households (based upon per capita income).  These folks don't mess around with shoddy stuff.

 

It's there you will find Malaga Cove, and above it Malaga Cove Plaza.

 

At the entrance to the plaza you'll find Neptune's Fountain. This is a replica of La Fontana del Nettuno in the main square in Bologna, Italy.  That one when up between 1563 and 1566.  This one was dedicated February 16, 1930 and repaired and restored in the late nineties.  Neptune, the god of the sea, surrounded by cherubs and sirens and the trickling sound of water.  It's pretty racy.

 

Neptune, three ways –

La Fontana del Nettuno, Malaga Cove Plaza

La Fontana del Nettuno, Malaga Cove Plaza

La Fontana del Nettuno, Malaga Cove Plaza

The racy part –

La Fontana del Nettuno, Malaga Cove Plaza

La Fontana del Nettuno, Malaga Cove Plaza

The calm plaza for the very wealthy –

Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes

Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes

Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes
















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These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

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