Portrait of a NY Street Corner: Copper, Brick, Sculpture, Steel and Glass

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Comments (14)

Stvorek_pl on January 10, 2009

I said once I love your city-shots - and I must repeat that! Next beautiful, expressive and interesting photo. Perfecy portrait. Yellow star, again!

Regards from me and my cat (which sleeps betwen me and keyboard and prevent in writing this message)! ;D

Hank Waxman on January 11, 2009

Greetings Stvorek_pl and thanks for the compliment and especially the YS. I invite you to return if you didn't view this shot in its fullest size. I was really torn about posting only that closeup view of the top 1/3 or so of the picture.

The detail and contrasts, I felt were amazing, but in the end I decided on the fuller view to give the sense of scale.



cbaisan on January 12, 2009

Great detail Hank - I think the transition from the faux Roman columns to the more ornate upper floors add to the image.

Hank Waxman on January 12, 2009

I hadn't thought of that Chris, but looking back on it the faux columns add a bit of visual relief where the eye can "safely" rest from the detail and visual excitement of the upper floors. I agree with you, and thanks for pointing it out.


Tony Reid on January 18, 2009

A fabulous looking building, Hank.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Hank Waxman on January 18, 2009

I got really lucky with this one Tony. Everytime I come back to it I enlarge it and just gaze at the scroll work. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feelings,

Best regards my friend,


F.Azevedo on January 20, 2009

It's another nice detail Hank. Great shot!

Greetings, Fernando

Hank Waxman on January 20, 2009

Greetings Fernando, Thanks for the kind comments about this shot. It really displays the personality of one of the City's older neighborhoods.

Best regards,


Isabel Marques on January 21, 2009

Another great angle and details, Hank. Greetings, Isabel December contest

Margrit M. Berger (S… on January 21, 2009

Hank, it looks interesting and amazing to European eyes to see how those ornaments have been brought onto a "modern" building and the dainty fire stairs and balconies in front of it. Ceasar would rub his eyes.

Has it got to do with Little Italy - maybe that some Italian owner had the antique buildings of his country in mind?

The photo is wonderful, thanks for showing these details of another New York as well.

Best regards, May

Hank Waxman on January 21, 2009

I appreciate your enthusiasm, Isabel. Thank you very much.


Hank Waxman on January 22, 2009

Greetings May. Whatever inspired the architect, it wasn't Little Italy, the border of which is quite close by. The houses there are low-rise, mostly residential with storefronts.

I think this building's design was inspired by classic elements; although I'm not a student of architecture.

Best personal regards,


Margrit M. Berger (S… on January 22, 2009

Hank, I think you misunderstood me, I didn't mean the Italian's houses in New York but little Italy inhabitants feeling nostalgic about their original country and all the many antique monuments in their home towns in Italy, Europe, and therefore copying some elements to some "new" building in New York. :)

Kind regards, May

Hank Waxman on January 22, 2009

Oops, sorry May. I did read you incorrectly. The columns and the arch are certainly "Romanesque" so you could be right.

Thanks for your patience :-)


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    by Hank Waxman
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