...is where you'll find yourself very often in NYC. :-)
In many sections of the city, older buildings stand next to newer, more modern ones. Here we have a famous facade, across the street from a modern highrise. Can you guess which facade is on the right?
On the left is a tower of condos, that was built in 1982.
On the right is the Flatiron Building, the NYC and US landmark that was built in 1902. It has a limestone and terra cotta facade, adorned with Greek faces, flowers, and other designs.
You'll find them both on 23rd Street, just below Madison Square Park. This area is filled with historical buildings, with some newer ones in between.
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macjake (64590) 2014-01-12 18:29
i knew immediately what the building on the right is! I wish you didnt give the answer away so quickly...perhaps i would have won a prize! Haha
Love seeing the faces on the flat iron, of the millions of photographs with the flat iron, not too many show such detail where these elements can be appreciated.
And the appartments on the left are somwhat boring in contrast, but the angular shadow linez more than make up for that! Sweet lighting.
See you around
sevy (15367) 2014-01-13 0:14
Good idea of composition on this architectur shot. It is not often the flatiron building is presented in this way, in side view.
I like the opposition it gives between this almost 100 years ago design and the more modern one in background.
Noel_Byrne (29093) 2014-01-13 4:54
Excellent view of this most famous building, and one of my favorites in New York. I have never before seen it presented in this unusual and very interesting way. The traditional head on view never really gives the feel of the facades of the buildings around it, so this comparison of new and old is really well done.
I love that you completely filled the frame with the buildings too, it looks really great.
All the best
chrislo (4155) 2014-01-13 6:59
A superb picture and a striking contrast between old and new architecture. The elegance of the FG building is at odds with the banality of modern architecture, but that is one of the strengths of this photo. A great sharp image with rich textures and excellent detail. Very well captured.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-13 7:31
a wonderfully cropped mix of old and new here. I think I know which I prefer, the iconic flatiron building is a highlight of this fair city, and it is so nice to see the glorious detail of it here all captured so exquisitely. One wonders why more imagination does not go into more modern high rise building design, especially when placed in close proximity to a goddess of a building.
Enjoy the week ahead - B.
lousat (87012) 2014-01-13 14:44
Hi Brenda,this is a great idea! Beautiful close up with a special 3D effect,a great contrast between this old liberty facade and the modern in background,great reflections on the windows and fine details everywhere,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
npecanhuk (73490) 2014-01-13 16:06
A different composition for the flatiron!
I really like it and, of course, I prefer its details comparing to the more modern ones in the left background!
Sharpness, exposure and colors are also excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jcpix (13846) 2014-01-13 20:27
Clever! My first instinct seeing this in the thumbnail's was in fact Flatiron...but then I paused and had doubts. Even upon opening it for a larger view I was still unsure until reading your note. Big kudos for presenting this iconic NYC building in a new way, one not so obvious! A superb composition, filling the entire frame with isolated sections of the buildings, bringing them together in a fun twist. An angle rarely seen, which is what makes this original and exciting to see. Sharp detail and wonderful sunlight to enhance the dimension. Love the observation and finished product, you nailed a neat one! Enjoy the day ahead.
dkmurphys (55801) 2014-01-13 22:14
Genuine NY texture! Love it, I'm a big fan of this city, hope I'll visit it someday.
saxo042 (37792) 2014-01-14 0:29
These two different buildings seem to melt together here in this picture. You must have chosen a very good spot to find this effect. The older building has a lot more character than the the newer. Combined like this, they provide a very good picture.
boa (7039) 2014-01-14 13:54
as for many others i have never seen Flatiron building presented this way! Very creative, and i am sure that there are many more famous buildings in the world that is suitable for this little game.(Eiffeltower is tricky:) ) Sharp and clear shot, and an interesting mix of old and new buildings, well done!
Have a nice evening/
bona (13711) 2014-01-18 10:48
that is one the things I like in new york. The mix of styles! I didn't have note the details of the Flatiron, I like this big face on teh fašade.
mesutilgim (92292) 2014-01-20 14:39
Very nice capture of this "architectorial fight" of old and modern !
TFS and best regards
mcmtanyel (19603) 2014-01-21 21:12
I see that the older building does not have central A/C. The designs on its facade are very intricate and pretty. I really like the contrast between the old and the (relatively) new.
holmertz (48838) 2014-02-10 2:32
This is a very neat and clever architectural composition. As far as colors are concerned these buildings go very well together, if not necessarily in style. But the way you have composed the picture from a very well chosen spot they have become very nicely integrated, making the city planners seem a lot more clever than they probably are ;-). Anyway, old and new together, different styles sharing the same block, that's just an expression of a dynamic and naturally ever-changing city.
batalay (37811) 2014-02-15 9:21
Hello Dear Brenda,
The Flatiron building I guessed immediately, but the building built 80-years later, I would not have been able to guess in million years. It's an exceptionally sharp photo, well conceived, well composed, and well executed.
Have a good weekend,