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Science, Mythology, and Christianity meet in New York City

This headline might sound like an oxymoron followed by a non sequitur, but this photograph is proof that it’s true.

The spires in the background belong to New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, one of America’s, and Christianity’s, most inspiring places of worship.

The statue in the foreground is an art deco rendering of Atlas, the mighty, mythological Titan who carried the heavens.

In this statue, Atlas is carrying an armillary sphere, a model of the heavens popular with Renaissance scientists to teach and learn about the movement of celestial objects.

Only in New York? No, but it certainly was fun to include this setting for a shoot-out scene in The Seventh Stone.