The New York City skyline is recognizable to millions. The Empire State building, the Chrystler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge; the twin towers that stood and then were gone so noticeably and now a gleaming new spire atop the Freedom Tower. The buildings together as a unit create the famous silhouette perched on the Manhattan Schist.
On a trip to New York in June, as in previous visits to the city, I found myself draw to the details of these landmarks. From afar, these are blurred, like the individual intricate leaves of autumn, they get lost in the power of the mass impact.
From my view at five foot two inches, I turned my camera lens to some of these amazing elements of design and history. Whether form or function, each section points to an aspect of the rich culture, of glamor and competition, of glory and achievement, and becomes the mark on the world that its architect intended.
Here are a few of the images from those days in June.
The ornately so beautiful design work over the main entrance of the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
So amazing… the detail in this design is incredible.
A little further down the street, this centuries old synagogue seems dwarfed yet powerful in the neighborhood.
The reflections and juxtaposition of modern building styles with older brickwork.
This was a lesson in history and design in America.
This is a slice of the art deco over the interior doorways in the lobby of the Chrysler building.
This is a portion of the granite of the lobby walls as it reaches to the ceiling.
All of these images are available in my places/new york gallery.