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Monday, February 7, 2011

It's All in the Details, on the Upper East Side

75th and Park, NYC
Photo by myself at 75th Street and Park Avenue on the Upper East Side.

The photo above was not modified, beyond a little tweaking with the contrast. Two townhouses located side-by-side were built by the same contractor at the same time.

One building was built with terra cotta bricks, the other with grey bricks. The builder used Roman bricks, which are longer and skinnier than the ones commonly used today.


Happy Monday, everyone!

The sun finally, finally peeked out on Sunday, starting to melt all our snow. Maybe the groundhogs Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck will be right in Spring coming early this year?

Related posts: Details, Details, The Flatiron Building, in Detail and Going Postal, in Midtown.


Lily Hydrangea said...

wow, these are beautiful buildings. I can't decide which one I like better.
I hope the groundhogs are right!

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Thanks for pointing out the details, Kitty, and for teaching me about Roman bricks! You're right, it's all in the details. The contractor achieved both harmony and visual interest with a few minor changes; the buildings seem to go together without looking totally cookie cutter.

RedPat said...

I love both these buildings and the beautiful details!

WTakeuchi said...

Both buildings are awesome!! So is this area.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I shot alot of the doors on the Upper East side..one prettier than the other. Such a great section of NYC..lovely !! :)

hsvenhag said...

WoW, what a beautiful picture and amazing buildings!

Gunn said...

You have found something so esthetic and pretty !!:)
Nice shot. Thanks for sharing!