Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Random Street Scene #2


I'm always happy when I still see small buildings with character interspersed among the skyscrapers in New York. I came across this street downtown and these buildings seemed like a reminder of a different era and were nice to see. They had a very European look to them, I thought. Anyway, that's all I've got to say about this one.

13 comments:

Wanda said...

Oh Lori, I love the mixture of the old and new.

You have a wonderful picture in this one.

Olivier said...

cela fait encore parti du charme de NYC, cette vieille maison (elle me fait penser à une brasserie ?) entre deux immeubles modernes, bien trouvé et belle photo.
it is still part of the charm of NYC, this old house (she makes me think of a brewery?) between two modern buildings, and found many beautiful picture.

Dan Allen said...

I agree. While cities like New York and Philadelphia have some wonderful and exciting modern architecture, these old buildings have great character and connect us to the past.

Martha said...

Nice photo. I like it too.
Wouldn't it be fun to see NY City as it used to be?

Greg C said...

I love the way the older and smaller sturctures hold their own in a city filled with modern buildings. Great contrast of old vs new.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I like the fact that the older buildings with so much history remain. The older buildings give a sense of charm. If you get a chance, check out my blog, I tagged you.

marley said...

Yes, it reminds you how NYC started. I like the contrast between old and new.

Hope you came back to check out Mings nun joke. Its very funny!

D.C. Confidential said...

Beautiful! I love finding treasures like this, too. These buildings look very Dutch or German. Were/are they part of a German neighborhood in NYC?

Blue Wave 707 said...

Ah ... downtown ... always a mix of different architectural styles. Good shot!

Ming the Merciless said...

It looks like downtown near Wall Street because of the narrow street and tall buildings.

Is it on Stone Street? I see Mill Street on the street sign.

Gudl said...

That is really a great photo!
The timberframe house is very European.

• Eliane • said...

I agree, especially the first two façades look very Dutch to me.

Dottie Jo said...

I've just started rewading your blog, and I love it! I had to comment on this picture - this is South Williams Street - Stone Street runs behind these buildings. I recognize the Wall Street Inn, the building on the left with the green awnings. I stayed there last June with my son. I love this section of town!

Keep up the great work!
Dottie