Here’s another piece of artwork off the D Line. Artist Francesco Simeti created Bensonhurst Gardens, at the 18th Avenue station, that depicts a selection of plants that are culturally meaningful to the various ethnicities found throughout Bensonhurst. For example, the rose and lily reference the Santa Rosalia festival celebration specific to the 18th Avenue community. With imaginary landscapes comprised of native plants and an unexpected array of flowers growing side by side, this artwork surely keeps the viewer constantly finding something new.

Above: Francesco Simeti, Bensonhurst Gardens, 2012.  

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    So much incredible art on the D line. Maybe I should just go ride the subway all afternoon tomorrow?
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    This and the other installments are all lovely touches to the stations, and I’m glad the D line finally received some...
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