More Columns in No Particular Order...

I think these were all from the medieval section of the Met, or at least walking toward that section.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue at 82nd Street


Variety in Architecture

This was taken out the window at the MOMA (Muesum of Modern Art) in Manhattan.) Look at the wonderful visual and historical variety in the buildings here. The three point perspective also makes the buildings look like they are closing the viewer in. Enjoy.

MOMA 11 West 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.


Snow Architecture

I'm very sorry for the bad pictures of this snow architecture, but I just had to post these because this is the coolest house! It had different rooms and it even had different levels with stairs built in the snow. A man and his kids were sleeping in it the night I saw it. My friend told me that a hut like this is called a quonset.

This was up by Flat Top in the eastern range of mountains in Anchorage, AK.


Little Gems in Boston

The faux columns were what I was focusing on in this picture. They have a stiff design and they are more abstract and pattern-like than dynamic.

...But look at the little gargoyle-like faces. I love them! They are as small and cute as buttons. The two styles do not go together at all, but do nice things separately.

Somewhere in touristy Boston, MA


Precursor to Corinthian Columns

Anyone who has studied art history knows that Egyptian art had a lot of influence on Greek art...Here is a lotus blossom adorning the top of a column, which no doubt inspired the ecanthus leaves on Greek columns. The Greeks just refined the idea and made it more delicate and less chunky than the Egyptians.

This is the temple of Dendur in the Egyptian Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1000 5th Avenue at 82nd Street


Signs That Don't (See Previous)

I love this first sign. It is so 50's. I'm not big into the 50's diner look, but this is a great look for a sign. (Even though part of it looks like it does light up. I didn't see it when it was lit.)

The second sign that caught my eye is the painted on on the brick pointing at a gift shops real sign and door. I love that it's fading away and that it's right on the brick. It makes it look old even if it's not.

These are both in the touristy section of Boston, MA.


Signs That Light Up

Here are the signs by the Hirschfield Theatre. Since Broadway theatres are so close to Times Square it's hard to appreciate the lights "on Broadway." This sign of the man is simple and it lights up gradually, (which means I really should have a video here instead of a picture) but I really like that he is scratching his head while writing. The Hirschfield sign and the New Musical sign are not as visually intruiging to me, so I cut part of them off in the picture.

302 W. 45th Street


Gestalt Theory

This railing is not beautiful by any means, but the repetition adds up to make a nice whole.

94th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam.



This is the most understated entrance and sign I have ever seen on a business. This is a local Jersey brewery that I have recently visited. Here is the main entrance which is at the back of a non-descript building in Fairfield. I highly recommend visiting. The owner is funny and has a lot of stories to tell, and the brewmaster, Dave, will even walk over to talk in between testing the brews.

They have great beers. My favorite is the Cricket Hill Lager, but I haven't tried all of them yet. I know you can get their beer at liquor stores in New Jersey and all of the local baseball teams: Newark Bears, New Jersey Jackals, Sussex Skyhawks, and I think one or two other local parks. Check it out!

Cricket Hill Brewery


Little Faces Everywhere

Look at this face under a stained glass window. It is very similar to the other face that I found. It is also in the same neighborhood. The buildings must have come from the same time period.

93rd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam.


Corinthian Columns

Just standard Corinthian Columns. Standard order columns are hard to find in the United States because everything is so ecclectic.

This is in the 200's on Lafayette Street in SOHO.


To Celebrate...

the First Week of the 2007 Season

I love baseball, and I had season tickets to Yankees games for two seasons. This year I'm celebrating with a tinge of sadness because the prices for games have doubled since last year!! I think we should start a boycott. It's ridiculous, so I'm posting these pictures to remember...I will not be able to afford to go to any games this year. I am however going to a Seattle game this summer. Tickets that are 8 rows from the first base line at a Mariners game are cheaper than upper deck tickets at a Yankees game.

The first picture shows how you get caged in as you come from the subway.

I love the white "fencing" above center field at Yankee Stadium, so the second picture is a close-up of that with the third picture zoomed out to see the blimp as well.

The fourth and fifth pictures are of the exterior of the stadium around the home plate entrances.

I'm going to have to become a Mets fan, but after they build Citifield I probably will not be able to afford tickets there either...Oh well, Go Tigers!!


Brick Pattern

Isn't it amazing that something as simple as different colored bricks would catch my eye? It is remarkable what happened when I started looking around at buildings everywhere I go. I do think that the repetition of the fire escapes helped in the second picture. The first is just a detail.

This is on 94th Street I believe. Between Columbus and Broadway again.


Log Cabin Architecture

Here's to downtown Anchorage, Alaska, and a type of architecture I do not see everyday in my urban and suburban life.


Final St. Thomas Post...Maybe

I don't know if it is possible to see so well, but the first picture is of the four Gospel writers. Mathew is the angel. Mark is the lion. Luke is the Bull. And John is the Eagle. Starting in the top left and going around clockwise.

Then there are three pictures of Jesus in different situations with Saints.


More Yet

Like I said, I loved this Cathedral!


More of St. Thomas

As a non-Catholic I was intrigued while in college learning about the saints and their attributes. Now I see them all the time. I love it! Can you tell which saint is which?