19 May 2010

Unexpected Quaintness in Queens


Here we have a squat little brick building on 61st Street in Woodside, Queens. Might have been a garage or warehouse in the past, but it was some time ago converted into a two apartment building. (The doors are two the side.

Not much to capture your heart here. But look more closely. On each window is a cast-iron silhouette of an old-fashioned horse and buggy. A very gentile and suburban touch. Absolutely out of place. And somewhat silly in the context. And, thus, endearing.

1 comment:

Kurt said...

I like the satellite dishes, like plants reaching for the sun, too.

Secure in their little duplex blockhouse with the horse & buggy bars, they watch TV all day!