Monday, October 29, 2007

Decorated Brownstone

I took a photo of the stoop of this brownstone that I passed over the weekend. It looks like they are getting into the Halloween spirit. I enjoy seeing the festive fall decorations. I don't have a stoop to decorate but maybe I will carve a pumpkin this year!

15 comments:

marley said...

I live in the UK and have no idea what a stoop is. Is it steps or a front porch?! Am I any where near with my guess? Lori get carving that pumpkin out and post a photo!

Lori said...

Hi Marley, yes you are right! A stoop is the front steps and the little porch in front of the brownstone. I guess maybe it's a New York word!

Moi said...

please do and put the pic up here too...we too are planning to do it :)

Ming the Merciless said...

At least the decorations are not ghoulish! Autumn theme decorations are a good thing.

Olivier said...

Bonjour miss Lori, c'est amusant j'ai pris en photo la même décoration (dans Brooklyn sur Clinton Str).
Merci pour cette soirée New Yorkaise, cela était très sympathique de ce rencontrer. Demain je mets des photos sur mon blog de cette soirée. A bientôt et surement à dans un An à NYC.


Hello miss Lori, it's fun I took a picture of the same decoration (in Brooklyn on Clinton Str).
Thank you for New York this evening, it was very nice of this encounter. Tomorrow I put pictures on my blog this evening. See you soon and surely in a Year in NYC.

DaveM said...

Lori, I too hadn't heard of stoop used in this context. So I found this.
A stoop can be a small porch, platform, or staircase leading from the sidewalk to the entrance of a building. The word stoop is derived from the Dutch, stoep, which is quite fitting: the architectural concept was imported to New York from the Netherlands by Dutch colonists.

I'm surprised if those pumpkins are left oput overnight. Around here they would be gone by the morning.

nazzareno said...

This recurrence has also become an amusing appointment from us (what then we use to privately remember our dead persons on November 2).

Gudl said...

I am surprised to see the hay and straw in New York City! Somebody really is 'in the spirit' of this season!!
Great find.

lv2scpbk said...

This is nicely done. I like it.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Nice photo! The building definitely has the spirit of autumn.

Wanda said...

Nice shot. I'm going to do some looking in my neighborhood this afternoon for some shots for Halloween.

Rosy said...

This year I will not be having halloween here, I decided to just stay home and hide out in front of the T.V. with some popcorn intead.

Mandy said...

I hope no-one needs to get up those steps in a hurry.

Hyde DP said...

Today's post on Hyde Daily Photo is Pumpkins Galore and I've included links to more than sixty pumpkin posts on blogs around the world including your own. Happy halloween to everyone.

guild_rez said...

what a great pictures..
Happy Halloween
cheers from Canada
Gisela