Carl Schurz, Again

Been laid up with a cold all week (as have all my family) and it’s too cold to go outside anyway so no new pictures.

However, in other news, some of you may remember when my picture of the Carl Schurz statue on Morningside Heights was used in a German tribute to him, reported earlier in these pages.

Now, I’m happy to report, especially to French and German readers, that it will appear (for a few seconds) in a television documentary, “Der Traum von der Neuen Welt” or “Le rêve du nouveau monde,” this April 22 at 20:15 (Central European Time, UTC+1) on ARTE (current plan – it could change).

Let me know how it looks!

116th St and Morningside Drive, New York
116th St and Morningside Drive, New York

My Carl Schurz

at home, New York
at home, New York

Just received copies of the brochure issued to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Carl Shurz Haus of the German American Institute in Freiburg, Germany. My photograph of his statue at Morningside Drive and 116th Street, “Carl Shurz, Defender of Liberty and Friend of Human Rights, Overlooks Harlem,” features in it and I’m quite pleased with how well the printed version came out. To get this angle I had to clamber up onto the wall over the drop into the park but it was worth it to get the Harlem prospect in the background.