Photo by myself of The Apthorp, around 78th Street and West End Avenue.
The sun was setting over the Hudson River, casting a great glow across the facade of this enormous apartment building, the size of a city block. You can see the shadow of another building with a water tower on the roof. A stormy sky lurked beyond.
I really like this building, which is detailed beautifully. Copper trim decorates the top, and the stones become progressively larger as they near the base.
If you ever get to visit the Upper West Side, do take a walk along West End Avenue, what I consider to be the West Side's equivalent to Park Avenue. Instead of tall, stately buildings in limestone, there are tall, stately buildings in brick.
It's very pretty, and Riverside Park is just a block away.
It's been so crazy hot and humid in New York, just insane. Standing on subway platforms is dreadful. Only the passing trains provide relief from the heat.
Mark and I are off to a wedding Saturday afternoon, held on the Upper West Side. Oh boy. I don't think the church will have air conditioning!
Related posts: Going Postal in Midtown, Trinity Church, at Dusk and The View from Williamsburg.