Street Castle in NY

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    1. Lumase 94 months ago | reply

      Strange location, but great image.

    2. brian doucette 94 months ago | reply

      Very lovely sky and composition.

    3. overthemoon 94 months ago | reply

      amazing building, what is it?

    4. s|Na 94 months ago | reply

      Fantastic composition! A fave.

    5. amataiclaudius 94 months ago | reply

      Great composition.

    6. Doly Han 94 months ago | reply

      is there still winter?

    7. shrike1964 94 months ago | reply

      Wow, cool place. Excellent shot, as always!

    8. VRfoto 94 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!

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    9. Scoutress 94 months ago | reply

      What an interesting building! Thanks for sharing it with us. The perspective is awesome as well as the colors contrasts!

    10. Dawn Ashley 94 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a beautiful capture!

    11. new flickr: www.flickr.com/dgpf 94 months ago | reply

      The contrast between the classic and the modern!

    12. casbahdude [deleted] 94 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot. (I too think this was a library.)

    13. ToniVC 94 months ago | reply

      Wonderful perspective!

    14. Imperial Pixel 94 months ago | reply

      Great capture! What lens were you using for this??

    15. Spicy-Shots 94 months ago | reply

      I use to live down the street. A blast from the past!!

      Thanks for the memory

    16. This Miller 94 months ago | reply

      What lense are you using for this shot? It's right by my school and I see it every day, its a great shot.

    17. Amy SK 91 months ago | reply

      The building is actually a library, part of the New York Public Library system. It used to be a courthouse, and at the time it was built it was one of the city's biggest boondoggles. Every politically connected democrat got to put in some work. Hence, the huge variety of styles and its enormous cost. Originally, there was also a building to the south of the court, The Women's House of Detention. As Greenwich Village became less bohemian and more upscale, the notion of a jail housing women who screamed down to their lovers (men and/or women) on the street below became less than desirable. The court was torn down and replaced by a beautifully maintained garden staffed by volunteers and maintained by a trust. The garden and the library/former courthouse are worth a visit. Avenue of the Americas at the corner of Greenwich Avenue, just south of 10th Street.

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