Friday, 25 November 2011

Modern buildings in New York...

There is so much to see in New York (known also as "concrete jungle"), that one may actually oversee some of the real beauties...
This blog is dedicated to few buildings that are worth mentioning, at least according to me:-)
- Flatiron Building (first picture) is a triangle masterpiece which when finished in 1902 was one of the highest buildings. At the beginning the locals were making bets how much wind will out it down;
This month an artist paint paper coffee cups and hangs them at the exhibition room on the ground floor.
 - the Grand Central Station (third and fourth pics) is another architectural beauty, created by artists from the "Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris"...It does not feel like a station but like a huge (public) palast. The ceiling depicts the sky and its star constellations, a beautiful eye-catcher!
- when the lights go on the Chrysler Building really stand out with its lovely at-deco crown. It is 319 meters high and it was the tallest building in the city before the Empire State Building was finished in 1931. Nowadays it holds place number three.
- the Guggenheim Museum is a piece of art also without the art inside of it...Its shapes and the changing day-light make its interior different all the time. The current exhibition of the Italian artist Catellan looks like a creative hanger where all his masterpieces are put on display...

5 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Your Chrysler night pictures is fantastic.

Greetings,
Filip

Barb said...

Jana, What great photos of a city I love to visit. Your night shot is breathtaking and your perspective is fabulous on all the shots.

betchai said...

i love your 3rd picture the most, that looks so great. however, i am not saying the others are not as fabulous, they all are.

papillon said...

Very impressive pictures of this contrary town... we have been there 15 years ago... and we loved NYC.
C+J

Joop Zand said...

Very good pictures Jana..... specially the night picture, thats a great one.

Greetings, Joop