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
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.
Great detail Hank - I think the transition from the faux Roman columns to the more ornate upper floors add to the image.
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.
A fabulous looking building, Hank.
Cheers, Tony in New Zealand
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,
It's another nice detail Hank. Great shot!
Greetings Fernando, Thanks for the kind comments about this shot. It really displays the personality of one of the City's older neighborhoods.
Another great angle and details, Hank. Greetings, Isabel
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
I appreciate your enthusiasm, Isabel. Thank you very much.
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,
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
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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