In my original post of Cross County and probably in the heads of many of you that have shopped at the mall say…prior to 2007, the great Lions and Rams that flanked the walkway between Wanamake…Damn it…Sears and the main area of the mall served as a great reminder of civic artistry and to anyone under the age of 15, a playground of sorts to climb and jump onto.
“SoYo Sunset” is the name of his blog and it is pretty ingenious actually because half of his blog, which is presented in discussion board fashion, is dedicated solely to pictures of the city, past and present as he has painstakingly documented in my opinion about 99.9% of the entire city in photograph. The other half of the blog entitled “Herald Statesman” is for all of the other elements of the city whether it is current event topics, political topics, etc. (Thanks for the clarification SoYo!)
So…according to his website, him and a friend were taking pictures of Cross County one day back in 2008 when they made a wrong turn in the parking lot and saw this!
Lions and Rams Oh My!
Not much information was given to them about their ultimate fate…would they be restored to their rightful home someday when the renovation of Cross County is completed? Would they be as SoYo puts it, “fated to become lawn ornaments at Untermyer or will be ground up into kitty litter or calcium supplements?”
I just am very thankful that somebody….somebody got one last photo of these beautiful stone structures before they were carted away, perhaps to never see daylight again. I cannot tell you how many times I have climbed on those rams and how many pictures I have posed for as a kid.
This my friends is what I love about the Myyonkers Blog! A community of people who come from various sections of the city and who can in a collaborative effort, show their love for Yonkers. Thanks again SoYo for being in the right place at the right time.