Your comments about using local photographs in my bathroom spurred my lazy butt to take a few walks this weekend in search of worthy compositions. Sorry to report than none of these photos jump out at me as good enough to frame but I figured I'd share a tour through the neighborhood anyway.
This is probably my favorite house. The trees are obscuring it somewhat but it’s a stunner.
These two are at one of the entrances to Prospect Park. I didn't venture in this time but I might do that in a later post.
Another favorite spot - the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. If I could travel back in time and buy a house, it would probably be this one because of the lovely garden space they have. Quite a few movies have scenes shot inside here like Malcolm X and Definitely, Maybe.
The Farmer's Market was absolutely mobbed! These peaches smelled sooo good.
The Grand Army Arch is an impressive bit of Brooklyn landscape but I can never get a good photo of it. Its in the middle of a big round about that is always full of cars and people and other unattractive bits that get in the way.
The coffering inside the arch is purdy.
The fountains just behind the arch have some interesting details. Sort of spooky if you ask me.
I much prefer the kitty cat gargoyles to the scary demon ones.
Obligatory doorknob, gargoyle and face frieze shots are all taken at another beautiful building, the Montauk Club. We almost had our wedding reception here. That was until they changed the rules and stopped allowing music in the main room. Dealbreaker!
The deli where I buy my flowers.
A drug store that I'm amazed is still in business considering the proliferation of big chain drug stores here. I dig their sign.
And finally the famous pink brownstone. This got painted before the area was land marked. Now the shade is grandfathered in. Makes for a funny standout.
On Sunday I moved over to another spot in Brooklyn. I took far fewer photographs as it started to pour about 10 minutes in but I got a few good ones. More to come in the next post.
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