Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Brownstone Details

I love the details that you can find in architecture, especially when you aren't looking for them. This face was on a brownstone on the upper west side of Manhattan. It makes me wonder who was the inspiration for the face. Anyway, I wish more buildings had cool details like this one.

10 comments:

Dorothee said...

Coucou Lori!
I have been away from blogland for a while. Now I am back and happy to do my blog tours.
I am also fascinated by the details on architecture, however, sometimes I don’t notice them right away. I first see the whole thing. The frise on this building is nice with an interesting and somewhat enigmatic smile on this face!

Olivier said...

beau détail, tu as le coup d'œil miisbinnyc. Et puis une belle lumière sur ce détail.

beautiful detail, you have a look miisbinnyc. And then a beautiful light on this detail.

Dan Allen said...

What a great face! I wonder if it was someone the sculpted knew.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Great close-up ... it really shows the detail of the sculpture!

You're right, modern archtechture has lost this type of art.

DaveM said...

Apparently sometimes the artist carved his initial somewhere on his artwork. Well some of the medieval stone masons did when they were building the cathederals

jay said...

I like this striking image of a striking visage! Plus, you captured the unique texture of the brownstone sculpture. Would the same face look as good in marble? Possibly not, as a sculptor must match the subject to his material.

Do you keep a log or notes of your finds and their locations for future reference or captions? Important for detail photographs of this nature.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Great find.....now that you're aware, I bet you'll spot all sorts of neat little details along the way!

marley said...

Yes, modern buildings lack these interesting little details that help bring buildings to life. Its a shame. Luckily we can look at old buildings and photographic records like this.

John Roberts said...

The lighting reveals the detail well. Good job!

Mo said...

Very nice, love the details.