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Friday, February 27, 2009

Looking Up, in Park Slope

Armory, Park Slope Brooklyn
Photo by myself of the Armory in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

This old armory was recently renovated to become an multi-purpose athletic center, complete with indoor running track. The facade shows a mix of delicate brickwork and flat surfaces.


Everyone is so busy looking straight ahead, in New York, I thought an interesting theme for photographs might be of buildings or spaces, looking straight up.

Most of the time, the storefronts change with the seasons or tenants, while the upper floors remain constant. So many precious details go unseen because people are too busy walking, avoiding pedestrians and traffic, window shopping or just wandering in a daze.

Or, how about images of New York from a superhero's point of view. Visions from the rooftops, in mid-air, facing a subway car hurtling through space?

From Below, Midtown NYC
Above, a lovely older building in Midtown.

Related posts: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Grace Church, in Black and White and We Don't Do Windows.


magiceye said...

brilliant perspective!!

Dottie Jo said...

The architecture is my favorite thing about NYC, especially downtown in the Financial District. The older buildings are so much more interesting than the ones being built today. Great post!

Spandrel Studios said...

Even if it brands me a tourist, I try to spend part of each visit to new york "looking up" just to take in the grandeur and variety of building designs... It's pretty incredible.

Lily Hydrangea said...

these details are what I love about New York. A nice reminder for us Kitty!

Tammy said...

That photo is really interesting! It's kinda eerie in a way, but very cool!

Babooshka said...

It is a brilliant perspective and so right to go with monochrome.

mama's got moxie said...

luv these shots!! very cool, miss lady. hope all is well in your world!! :)

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Ted and Lori said...

I kept reminding my niece of this fact when we were visiting Prague last year. So many lovely details are overlooked by not looking up!