Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Charm of Random Details

One thing I really love about older buildings - and we've got plenty of those here in Albany - are the little details you find on them. A carved cherub or a fluted column or a beautifully curving iron rail. Small things that add a bit of charm, even to some very utilitarian structures.

This building, with its old street sign and ornamental carving, stands at the corner of Broadway and, obviously, Hudson Avenue.


  1. The little details on buildings are always fascinating

  2. So true! And since I started doing a daily photo blog, I seem to be noticing those little details so much more. Often I wonder "When did they put THAT there?" when clearly it was there all along and I just wasn't *seeing*.