Thursday, July 16, 2009

Art Deco Details


I found this over a doorway on 160 Federal Street in the Financial District.

18 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Truly, Artistic!

napaboaniya said...

That's looks impressive!!

Malyss said...

A real master piece !I think each detail must mean something to its creator. Each silhouette, each animal, each tool, each flower.. they were not choosen by the hazzard.It would be interesting to know by who, or why, this was made in this wonderful way..

Saretta said...

Beautiful! What craftsmanship and style!

Hilda said...

Fantastic! Just look at those elaborate details!

Birdman said...

It's always in the 'details' isn't it. Nice one!

brattcat said...

I, too, am awed by the detail in this. And the texture of it. It's something I would love to run my hands over.

B SQUARED said...

Very European.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Gorgeous details! I guess only financial institutions can afford the cost of such a masterpiece.

Buenos Aires Photo

Trojan Gayle said...

I loved the deails and its sense of history. You see many buildings in with such details in many European cities. So its refreshingto see that some builidings in Bostion has survived the age of the skycrappers!

Lois said...

How pretty!

amatamari© said...

Beautiful style, beautiful image!
Thanks!
:-)

Marie-Noyale said...

Such beautiful craftsmanship...
Hard to find these days!

Steffe said...

What Saretta said!

Snapshutter said...

Love the textures and tones.

Jacob said...

Incredibly detailed and intricate and beautiful!

A bit racy for Boston, perhaps? ;-)

DAG said...

Nice photo.

Boston is fortunate that a few art deco buildings have been saved. The Post Office building in Post office square is being renovated by the Federal government. I had the opportunity to see the inside as a work in progress. Thankfully all the beautiful marble carvings, brass railings and ceilings are being saved they look dusty but great.

Judy said...

I sometimes wonder at all the details that are carved into buildings like this, up where people are never going to see them! What did the stonemasons and the woodcarvers think about while working on them? (I have recently been to the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, where there are carvings in this kind of detail, but older than Art Deco.)