Rip Van Winkle - Albany, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 39.703 W 073° 44.599
18T E 602990 N 4724015
Quick Description: The mural featuring Rip Van Winkle is located on the Thatcher Street side of Nine Pin Cider located at 929 Broadway in Albany, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2021 5:12:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM14KY6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This mural is based on the start of the story of Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving.

"One day, Rip wanders off into the woods to escape his nagging wife. Hearing thunder, he unwittingly follows the ghosts of Henry Hudson's men deep into the wilderness. As the men play nine-pins, Rip imbibes a "magic potion" - quietly falling into a deep sleep. He wakens 20 years later..."

The ghosts of Hudson's men are in blue. They are playing the popular pre-Revolutionary War game of nine pin. Rip is holding the jug with the "magic potion". His dog Wolf is below and to his right. The apple tree is where Rip falls asleep for 20 years.

City: Albany, NY

Location Name: Nine Pin Cider

Artist: Billy T. Lyon

Date: 2019

Media: Acrylic paint of wood board

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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