As soon as we decided on the "doors and windows" theme I found myself scouring the streets on the hunt for my photo. This building above caught my eye because it is oddly nestled between two more modern buildings and it made me wonder...how has it survived, not to be torn down or renovated to match the contemporary urban look to its right and left?
I love all the character in these windows...the rusted metal flowers along the top, the piece of window frame hanging down on the diagonal, the multi-sized window panes, the decorative window guards, and the textures in the building facade. Even though it is all boarded up and abandoned, I found it to be a bright spot on this otherwise unassuming block just off of 9th Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
When I saw Trevellion's photo below, I immediately imagined it as a closeup of what the window in my photo might have looked like many years ago. Perhaps someone lived there who collected these gravy boats, hanging and stacking them with care in the bright sunlight. That fleeting thought of what might have been made me smile. I love how a photo can do that, don't you?
~christy of urban muser
bric-a-brac by trevellion