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One Brick at a Time

This is a mini-series on The Cloisters of NYC.  It's a composite structure that incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters which were disassembled and reassembled in Upper Manhattan in 1934-38.   You can read more about it here.  We visited there in April.

When I look at this enclosure and see every brick, one on top of the other, I try to imagine the pain-staking work it was to disassemble and reassemble this place!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


One Brick at a Time

This is a mini-series on The Cloisters of NYC.  It's a composite structure that incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters which were disassembled and reassembled in Upper Manhattan in 1934-38.   You can read more about it here.  We visited there in April.

When I look at this enclosure and see every brick, one on top of the other, I try to imagine the pain-staking work it was to disassemble and reassemble this place!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (33)

¿Cómo es posible que esto esté en NY?. Increible. Me gusta como has trabajado el tono!

How it is possible that this is in NY. Incredible. I like since you have worked the tone!
Ginnie Hart: I keep asking myself the same question, Jose! Glad you like the tone.
Very nice conversion! It brings out the textures and shows how much light there is in this structure.
Ginnie Hart: There was a courtyard on one side and windows on the other, so there was plenty of natural light, Martin. Thanks.
love the details here, nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Kay
  • Portland
  • 25 Jun 2007, 00:51
Love this picture Ginnie. Actually, love all of your pics. Each one of them are nicely composed, have great details and a wonderful history.
grin
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Kay. Thank you.
@ Kay I thot so too....she takes cool captures and not a boring one
:d Hi Granny. Another Interesting shot! U go......
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Nacha. Thanks a million.
  • Karen
  • formerly Philosophical
  • 25 Jun 2007, 02:42
This is very bright but retains a lot of detail. I like the sepia work you have done.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Karen. I appreciate it.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 25 Jun 2007, 03:00
Liking the brightness and the sharpness of this shot, the tomnes also work well

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 25 Jun 2007, 06:20
Lovely sharp image Ginnie. I like the crispness of the composition considering that it was a relatively high exposure shot and you weren't using a tripod - great shot.
Ginnie Hart: You're so sweet, Thomas. Thanks.
cette photo a la saveur des délices voutés des murs antiques. j'adore
Ginnie Hart: Yes, O-P. I love these ancient walls! Thanks.
  • Petra
  • 25 Jun 2007, 07:03
I realy like the colour you've used here Ginnie...
Petra
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Petra!
Oh wow...this is just magnificent! Forgot to say, welcome back to the US!

p.s. thanks for the word about "gaining a son" that you left on my p-blog!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks for your welcome back, H. And you're more than welcome about my comment on your blog! It's true. smile
The builder of times past where masters of detail .. Nice photo!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes they were, Shakara. Thanks.
Great detail and tones Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As always, Bridge, thank you kindly. smile
Bricks and stones I cn understand - how did they recreate the vaulted ceiling to blend in? Makes painting restoration sound like childs play! Tonally brilliant as are all in this series. Mike
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Mike. It totally blows my mind. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jun 2007, 14:32
Mike so said everything I thought worth commenting, I am silent for today except to say excellent.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Ruth
  • 25 Jun 2007, 14:33
How utterly beautiful! You have every detail in perfect focus. I'd like to set up a cot in this space and lie down and meditate.
Ginnie Hart: I was thinking about how neat it would be to lie down on those benches, Ruth. Good idea! There's enough room for both of us. smile
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jun 2007, 15:00
Great image Ginnie. Like the lightness of the image - this sort of subject can turn out too dark. You nailed this one. David
Ginnie Hart: You are so very kind, David. Thank you.
Lot of beautiful details and forms - to me it looks like you have a coupple of places that is burned out, but they seem to form a nice diagonal so it's not a big deal smile
Ginnie Hart: There were spotlights in those spots, Aksel, and I just decided to leave them in without cloning them out. But I definitely know what you mean! Didn't really know what else to do with them. I'm sure they didn't come with the cloisters from France!! smile
A fine interior shot. Wonderful texture and detail. Very nice work.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Don, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot.
  • Roger
  • Denton Texas
  • 25 Jun 2007, 16:18
Very interesting. Also a really cool shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roger. I hope "interesting" is good. smile
I agree with everything Kay said Ginnie. The Cloisters is like, we bought instant history, when will we learn that we have are own history no matter how short it is.
Ginnie Hart: Intriguing point you make, Johnny, which I hadn't yet thought about. Hmm. We definitely have our own history, for sure. I wonder if Rockefeller wanted to bring Europe to the masses in NYC?? A museum of a different color!
very well shot!
love the tones here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kairospix.
And another brick in the wall ! smile Very sharp image which well conveys to the these old walls !
Ginnie Hart: Very old indeed, Flo. I love the feel of this place! Thanks.
“The space within becomes the reality of the building.” - Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a wonderfully detailed image. I could sit and look at it for ages.
Ginnie Hart: If anyone knew, it was Frank Lloyd Wright! Thanks for that comment, Andrew.
These old builders knew their job!
Ginnie Hart: Yes they did, Wim!
I find the arc forms on top of the columns quite facinating. Dissembled and re assembled?. Now thats a wonder.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Busola. I think it's one of the wonders of the world!
You have a very special way to emphasize the inner beauty of things...and once again you've done it!!
Ginnie Hart: You are so kind, Lina. Thank you!
After so many comments, there's little I can add. You make an interesting point about the daunting job of reconstruction. Wow.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Red Pen. Thanks.
Very, very nice Ginnie - excellent choice of b&w!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, PB.
  • Julischka
  • butterfly bush
  • 26 Jun 2007, 18:04
Hm, this reassembling thing is a bit weird for me but your picture is wonderful. smile
Ginnie Hart: It totally blows my mind, Julia! Thanks.
cant believe i nearly missed this one, absolutely lovely...
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sam! Thanks. smile
Wonderful tones in sepia ! I like !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks again, as always. smile
  • Dreamwalker
  • 2 Jul 2007, 01:41
Pattern and texture...my favourites smile Excellent shot. I would so love to visit The Cloisters of NYC. Great series...of course I started at the wrong end, but it hasn't made any difference. smile
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, DW, for backtracking! I've missed you. Thank you so much! No end is "wrong" when you visit me!

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