Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mid Week Blues and Window Views: A Facelift

I like this building and I'm thrilled that she's getting some care and restoration.



Stop by MID WEEK BLUES and check out an exciting soccer game.

Stop by WINDOW VIEWS and visit Forest Hills, NY. You'll even learn about the famous folks born there.

14 comments:

Carly said...

that is a neat old building, glad that they are restoring it and not just tearing it down.

Stine in Ontario said...

I like the shape of the decoration over the windows, and the blue trim is attractive with the brick. Kudos to whoever is fixing this building instead of tearing it down.

Lucy the Cat said...

This is a charming building. It's very good they're restoring it. I love the brick and the colors. I like the lamp post too. Nice!

Lew said...

Looks like they are doing a fine job on those windows and the top of the building! Nice shot !

Jim said...

Hi Dianne, wouldn't you like to have the contract to redo that old building! It is looking pretty sharp.

I am guessing it an institution and that there will soon be an escape. If you make it extra large you can see a rope hanging out the window, fourth from the left on the second story.
There is a bare bulbed (no shade) light on in there. I am sure they have the city maps and are memorizing a good escape route. :-)
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Jim said...

Oh yes, I got carried away figuring things out.
Happy MidWeek Blues. Thank you for peeking in on my sad little cloud.
Are you too young to remember that song?
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VioletSky said...

Beautiful trim on these plain window - no fighting for attention. And the colours are very complementary.

Rebecca said...

Yay...I love when places like that are revitalized. It makes me so happy1 I just can't stand when they are demolished instead.

Just look at the detail and the window frames. I love it all.

Thanks Diane!

Daryl said...

I love it too .. it reminds me of the buildings along Amsterdam in the 70s/80s .. we must wander them together

Patti said...

I'm always happy to see old buildings being rehabbed, and not razed.

Looks like some of the edifices around her in southern CT.

Mountain Photog said...

I love that old building, Dianne! It's absolutely beautiful. And the colors are so vibrant and rich. Do you know its history at all? I wonder, what is a school? An apartment building? A hospital? What's taken place behind those walls all these years? Don't mind me, I'm just getting a bit carried away this morning. lol

Happily Retired Gal said...

Happy Midweek Blues ;-)
I love the facade and the blue trim against the red brick in this old building. Marvelous find!
Hugs and blessings,

Josie Ray said...

Very attractive building...the blue trim was an excellent idea.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.