Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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For Euphro: Gargoyles in Manhattan.

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Taken in November. These guard the doors at what used to be my high
school. There are a lot more of them, all different. It was rainy
that day so good shots were hard to get.
30th Mar 2005, 13:12   | tags:,,

Euphro says:

Great. A real "cubist" look about them. Thanks for posting these

30th Mar 2005, 13:12

bronxelf says:

I have one more.

They're just very crudely carved. Clearly done by apprentices, and not masters. My guess is they were done by young immigrant apprentice-level carvers at the time the building was built.

Stand by for one more, please.

30th Mar 2005, 13:15

Lee Edward McIlmoyle(leeinlimbo-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

They are quite evocative, if slightly amateurish as you surmise. I like the sense of movement in the first picture particularly. Thanks for sharing.

30th Mar 2005, 14:44

bronxelf says:

Like I said, my guess is that they were done by immigrant apprentices-- students, which seems appropriate somehow for a school.. When I posted them originally in my lj I think I also guessed German as well. I'd have to go back and check. It was about a week before Thanksgiving.

30th Mar 2005, 14:47