Saturday, July 4, 2009

#185











#185, Brooklyn Heights


This art deco baby skyscraper at 185 Montague is one of my favorites. This stretch of Montague Street begins with a row of towering banks and is pleasantly cluttered farther down with mom-and-pop frame shops pressed together cheek-by-jowl with chain shoe stores. If you can manage to weave your way through the inevitably crowded sidewalks and take a moment to look around you, there are some real architectural beauties. I'm a sucker for anything deco, but I particularly love the panels of elegant geometric decoration, teetering halfway between the mechanical and botanical.

3 comments:

Rahman,Ahchong,Muniandy said...

gd feelings will bring gd ideas.tq

Jackie said...

oh, ohhh, I know this place!! I love when you take pictures/write commentary on places that I know-- as nearly 100% of the time, I've never even given a thought to the building that you are able to find so much beauty in-- and next time I'm there, I'll SEE it...

And well-- isn't that just the point of art, really?

Julie said...

Gorgeous, this one