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One of The City’s many facets – vibrant, almost technicolor, always dramatic. No color-correction at all, I actually had to tone it down a bit, to make seem more ”real”. 8 more words

New York

The Exquisite Thomas T. Gaff House

Built for a Cincinnati industrialist in 1904 and designed by the prominent NYC society architect Bruce Price and the equally prominent Washington,DC society architect Jules Henri de Sibour, this house is strikingly beautiful with its steep Mansard roof, strong visual contrast between the deep red brick walls and white stone quoins, and compact yet soaring massing. 71 more words

Architectural History

Georgetown's late 18th, early 19th century domestic architecture

One of the most popular rows for tourists is also one of the best rows.  The power of simple motifs repeated down the row creates a sense of harmony, rhythm, and horizontal and vertical movement.   38 more words

Architectural Photography

Roof Terraces & Water Towers

My fascination with Manhattan’s roof terraces is equal to my admiration of its water towers. There is something incredibly beautiful, nostalgic and lyrical about these round wooden fixtures, I find particularly attractive.

September 10th, 2016

New York

The Standard


Built in 2009 around The High Line, the hotel offers unobstructed views of the City, Hudson river, people visiting restrooms and, scandalously, hot amorous couples showing off through the floor-to-ceiling windows in their rooms, turning unsuspecting passersby into unintended peeping toms. 69 more words

New York

The Ugly Giant

Arrived in December 2015 to rival the Gehry skyscraper – in height but not in beauty. 432 Park Avenue is seen by many as an eyesore; its super tall, super thin square shape appears like rising out of nowhere and bears no relation to neighouring buildings. 40 more words

New York