Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tell Your Friend Veronica

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You're looking at the world's largest menorah...I think.

According to that sign and several internet articles, this menorah, set up in Grand Army Plaza at the south-east corner of Central Park, is the world's largest.

However.

There are other sites out there stating that the menorah set up near the entrance to Prospect Park (also, confusingly, named 'Grand Army Plaza') in Brooklyn is the world's largest.

Who to believe??

Both menorahs are said to be 32-feet tall.  Let's call it a tie.

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This menorah weighs 4,000 pounds.  That's a lot of pounds.  I don't want to use the word 'fat,' but I will say this candelabra may have taken the tradition of consuming oily foods (latkes, donuts, etc.) for Hanukkah a little too far.   Try a salad, why don't you.

Those lanterns at the top enclose real-deal oil lamps, which are lit each night with the aid of a cherry-picker (orange, pictured in the background).

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That's one large menorah.

5 comments:

stephen said...

yoo-hoo! where are yooooooo?

Anonymous said...

aaaw, when are you writing again? i miss your posts. :(

Sonja said...

when

Anonymous said...

Kristy, where are you? ....*truly worried*

Brewed Together said...

Wow! A little late on this, but that's amazing! Love the photos. Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com