I dedicate this photo to Josep(Josepmarin) who has posted many beautiful shots. I am learning a lot by observing his gallery. He has a great love for New York City and here I present this one from SOHO in Manhattan.
This shot was taken on the way to West Broadway in SOHO.
Cast-iron architecture was a mass produced American architectural innovation of the 19th century. Used as building facades, cast-iron was cheaper than stone or brick and allowed ornate features to be prefabricated from molds in foundries. This represented an inexpensive way to garnish a structure with a face that was ornate, costly looking and stylish, which at first meant classically inspired Italian Renaissance, and later, French architectural styles. At one time you could order, as if from an L.L.Bean catalog, and quickly assemble and bolt it to a building's frame. You could paint it any color you wanted or move it to another building if necessary. It could even be melted down and recycled. The new facades permitted designers to build larger windows on all floors, thus bringing natural light to where there was none.
Today, New York City has the world's largest concentration of full and partial cast iron facades. The best, built in the 1870s, are in the SoHo Cast-Iron District.
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jjcordier (67540) 2012-03-22 3:45
Magnifique photo de ces superbes façades de New York. J'aime beaucoup le cadrage serré et les tons de l'image, la très bonne netteté et la qualité de l'image.
ikeharel (44279) 2012-03-22 3:48
A magnificent aechitecture's shot, sharp, contrast and with fine details of a "returning" culumns theme.
Division between light brown and light grey is lovely, yet the whole is impressive.
MJR (3340) 2012-03-22 3:50
A fine view of what seems an unassuming facade, until you read the notes. I know of one or two modest C.I. facades here in Cumbria and the UK, but not on such a grand scale. Fascinating to read how the builders took it to such lengths - and heights !
I like the way the facade fills the frame, with no other encroachment of pavement or sky, and the two tones you have chosen to show us work well together.
Good TE post all round I'd say !
jacquest (16547) 2012-03-22 4:41
This is quite a remarquable architecture presentation with the two contrasting colors and those columns crating a graphic effect. I like your angle of shot very much. The shapness is excellent.
Have a great day
diomed (13926) 2012-03-22 5:21
magnificent close up on this superb architecture with a great graphic impact. The framing and POV are excellent and shows the elegance of the shapes. Nice perspective, sharp and light.
Sergiom (45810) 2012-03-22 5:31
J'aime beaucoup la ligne droite qui sépare les couleurs au centre de l'image.C'est d'une grande netteté et d'une grande pureté.
josepmarin (56575) 2012-03-22 12:46
Is an honor for me your dedication of this photo, thank you very much!
And as a lover of NY, I love specially the SoHo, its calm atmosphere and its splendid cast iron architecture, of which you offer us here a magnificent sample.
I like the perspective of these elegant facades, its colors, and the nice graphical effect of its ornamental elements.
It is a great composition, and a real pleasure for our sight.
A superb work, thanks.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-22 13:57
a superb architectural photo with beautiful details, the composition is effective, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
worldcitizen (5679) 2012-03-22 15:28
I really like your presentation with this shot. The details on these buildings are so beautiful, and it is worth it to get an up-close view. I like all the repeating patterns, especially the different columns. The diagonal crop is very effective, too. Really nice! :-)
bayno (18338) 2012-03-22 16:36
very nice diagonals offering your perspective, elegant forms and colors, the sharpness is excellent, the vertical lines come down quite well...
have a good day...
pajaran (41931) 2012-03-22 22:54
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o arhitekturi grada ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz fasade zgrade.
Lep pogled, dobra kompozicija.
Arhitektura se menjala kroz vekove sa novim znanjem i potrebom ljudi ...
Good text with the given data on the architecture of the city ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and display the facade of the building.
Nice view, good composition.
The architecture has changed over the centuries with new knowledge and the need of people ...
All the best.
danyy (0) 2012-03-23 3:14
une photo bien construite pour mettre en évidence, ce jeu des couleurs dans les façades. L'angle de prise de vue qui donne de légères obliques, c'est aussi une bonne idée quoiqu'une photo de face aurait bien donné aussi.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-23 21:04
Fantastic shot. You really captured very well these great architecture details on this buildings. Very nice patterns of collumns and goood contrast between the building colours. Nice one.
angel66 (1006) 2012-03-24 2:23
great composition! Sharpness and colours are good quality.
Thanks for the note.
Have a nice weekend
siudzi (27865) 2012-03-24 7:35
Like the way you composed this post using eye-catching diagonal lines here. The visual effect is wonderful! Simple and elegant work. TFS.
carlo62 (19701) 2012-03-25 11:37
Bello il contrasto dei colori delle due architetture, bellissima luce e nitidezza.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-27 12:58
For someone with troubled eyes, you sure see clearly the beauty in everything!! I am proud to know you and your photos!!
The lines, colors, light, clarity, all expresses your detail to perfection, and you have achieved this very well in this photo. This is just an awesome photo Lakshmi, great job!!
jmdias (48473) 2012-04-02 18:14
marvelous slice of this façades, the windows and columns are different but we can see some visual dialogue between the two façades. nice job.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-07-22 12:12
Simple but effective visual snap. Picture very sharp and detailed. Very beautiful colors of the division and the formation of symmetrical diagonals. Really nice job, congratulations and thanks for sharing.
The best regard's have a nice time ... Marino