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Gargoyles

The New York Times
has an article on the "Gargoyle Building" on 110th Street in New York -- where Ellen Kushner lived for many years (and where her "Riverside" series was born), and where I too lived for a spell (and where the "Borderland" series was born). Ellen's reminiscences about  living below the gargoyles are here (on her "Puggy's Hill" blog), and more pictures of the gargoyles are here. (In the top picture, the first full window you can see on the upper left used to be my bedroom window.) It all looks a whole lot fancier now then it did back then, when the neighborhood was scruffier, cheaper, more colorful, and a little more dangerous. . . .

Comments

What a fantastic building. I am bothered by the fact that people don't build like this today. Sure, there are wonderfully designed buildings so I cannot make a blanket statement like that and be entirely accurate, but the design elements in older buildings in NYC and other cities have so much more character and creativity in them. I am not a fan of the modern, no-frills building.

Oh, how gorgeous that building is. Look at the one on the left who's looking all sidelong and sly! He's fabulous. *They're* fabulous.

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