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Studying Hard   2 comments

Caught at the New York Public Library. ‘Nuff said.

NYPL Reading Room

Zeppelin Mooring   Leave a comment

Who knew that the top of the Empire State Building was designed to be an anchor for giant blimps, or dirigibles?

Empire State Top

However, it was tried only a few times, and when the Hindenburg burst into flames six years after the construction of the Empire State Building, dirigible traffic dwindled and the true purpose of the docking mast became obvious – it made the building the tallest building in the world at the time, beating the Chrysler Building. (Claiming that title was considered poor form – how refreshing, considering the incessant striving for superlatives these days!).

 

Old and New in New York   2 comments

I like the juxtaposition of old and new in New York. Here is the beaux-art facade of Grand Central Terminal from 1913 in front of the MetLife Building, built 50 years later in the International Style.

GCT Sculpture

By the way, the statue is called ‘Transportation’, weighs 1500 tons, is 48 feet (16m) high, took 7 years to build, and the Tiffany clock has a diameter of 13 feet (4m)!

Hartford Factory   Leave a comment

This one is located just south of downtown Hartford:

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Posted December 16, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Connecticut

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Artist Colony in Old Factory   Leave a comment

I passed this old factory in Bristol that looked abandoned and decided to explore it, only to find out that it houses a variety of small artsy businesses:

Canon 7D, 28-70mm EFL f/2.8

Vermont Barn   2 comments

Spotted near Stowe, VT:

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Canon 5D Mark II, EFL 24-70mm f/2.8
ISO 200
f/4.5
1/640 sec

Posted November 28, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Old Connecticut Factory   1 comment

The J.H.Sessions factory building in Bristol, CT, caught my eye as I was driving by. Couldn’t get to the abandoned inside, but the outside provided plenty of photo opportunities. Click on any pic to see them in slideshow format:

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