Friday, December 05, 2008

Upper West Side, West End Avenue Between 90th and 89th Streets


Mary Sargent © 2008 …………click to enlarge

Here I go again.

See the short building between two tall buildings?



Mary Sargent © 2008 ………click to enlarge

Here it is again, showing just how much taller the two tall buildings are.



Mary Sargent © 2008 ………click to enlarge

Farther down the block, here's another short building between two tall buildings.



Mary Sargent © 2008 …....……click to enlarge X And here you can see how tall the tall buildings are. Okay. Did you notice that the two short buildings are identical? What is going on in the streets of New York? Do architects and builders like to mess with us? Are they playful? In case you think I'm just showing you the same building twice on different days, notice that the doorway is on the left in the first short building and on the right in the second. Okay, so they're not identical; they're mirror images. See map.

2 comments:

Elizabeth Brown said...

LOVE this blog!!!

In your third photo, that's my dad's building on the left, where's he's lived for thirty years, and we've often wondered what the deal is with that short building -- is a single-family residence or a co-op, etc. -- but we NEVER noticed that there's an identical short building further down the block! It just goes to show what someone with a photographer's eye can notice that someone living somewhere for thirty years never will. You came by at a good time -- they just took down a ton of scaffolding that had been up for quite a while.

Mary Sargent said...

And I loved your comment! How funny.

And believe me, walking around with a camera makes me realize how much I missed before.