Thursday, December 04, 2008

Upper West Side, West End Avenue Between 91st and 90th

Mary Sargent © 2008 ………click to enlarge

It is a happy night when there is a Streetscapes article about the building I have just posted. My questions are all answered. If only Christopher Gray had noticed that the buildings across the street (see last night's posting) needed their own article.

Mary Sargent © 2008 …………. click to enlarge

Since you have a place to go for your questions about the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, I will confine myself to criticizing the bright blue canopy. If ever anything was out of place, garish and unnecessary, this is it. If the perpetrator of this deed couldn't come up with a canopy more in keeping with the gothic style of this church, they should have just let people walk in the rain. If they can walk in the rain to St. Patrick's, they can walk in the rain to this Greek Orthodox Church. Good Lord. So to speak.

See map.


Barbara said...

Do you think the color of the canopy would have helped? Dark maroon?

Mary Sargent said...

Yes, helped, but dark gray would be better or plastic canopy with faux rock finish (no!, kidding). Or no canopy. What do you think?