pics : bank as cathedral


song : let's get loud by jennifer lopez
it's monday, so pump it up!

sometimes, rooting for the underdog pays off, so thank you new orleans saints and congratulations! we're not big football fans, so we put our remote control to the test by switching from the super bowl to the puppy bowl to emma and back. we didn't see all the commercials, but loved those with betty white for snickers and parisian love by google. and, how cute was drew brees with his son baylen?

i thought these photos of what was the gorgeous williamsburgh savings bank built in 1927 suited the saints. it's more like a cathedral than a bank, although some might view a bank as a cathedral - gordon gekko(?).


for the next few weeks the brooklyn flea is being held in this building and we went recently not so much for vintage shopping, but to see it.



in addition to the amazing marble and mosaics, i was so impressed by the intricate lighting, although it was quite dark inside. more about ambiance than task.


the big snow storm forecasted for nyc fizzled out this weekend, but not before dumping two feet of snow on southern new jersey, maryland and virginia - whoa. we were lucky this time, but there's another one on the horizon. enjoy your week!

xo, cindy

19 comments:

Pascale said...

stunning photographs, close to perfection!

erin said...

i love these shots, cindy. walked by this every day when i was visiting my sister, but i never got inside! so glad to see these now.

Joyce said...

A great reminder to always look up. Beautiful photos. A great way to start the week off with beautiful photos! xo

Line said...

gorgeous shots Cindy one of my favorite subject!!!

happy week!

My name is PJ. said...

Gorgeous photos! Gorgeous! And isn't the Puppy Bowl the cutest thing ever. I swear I could literally sit there and watch it for hours, not blinking!

tinypaperheart said...

wow, amazing lighting!

cindy said...

thanks everyone! the ceilings were super-high and i only had a 35mm lens, so no zooming. i do like that lens.

aimee said...

i wish builders took such artistic pride in their buildings these days! i would have missed the flea market, i think, looking at all of these beautiful ceilings!

darling savage said...

gorgeous interiors! that would be an amazing venue for a flea market.

Julia said...

What gorgeous photos, Cindy! You'll have to let me know what you thought of Emma! I've been curious about it for a while now.

PS we're getting dumped on right now, maybe it'll be heading your way?

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

SO beautiful...builings really aren't made like this anymore!
Have a great week sweet lady!
Char

Megan Walker said...

oh my goodness, what a beautiful place and such lovely photos Cindy! the lighting turned out so warm and the light fixtures themselves are breathtaking!

xoxo

p.s. thank you for your very kind words on my blog :)

jane said...

these are gorgeous. i really enjoyed this. stay warm!

hmstrjam said...

beautiful cindy!! Love the lighting and fixtures! Also great for this weeks theme up in the air! ;) loved last weeks radial designs as well!

ps I thought the ending to emma was such a let down!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

The finest details, they don't make them like they used to...
Love how you pair this post with JLO~woohoo Cindy!

xo via Singapore*

cindy said...

i don't know if a developer could afford to build a structure featuring this much marble or the craftsman to build it these days. i love modern design, but these types of buildings are incredible.

i thought the new production of emma was good, i can't resist the costumes and english style. but, my favorite version is the one with gwyneth paltrow.

Emily Jeffords said...

Wow. This building is so beautiful! And photographed so well... by the way, I love your banner.

Bella Sinclair said...

I'd change banks, just for the ambiance alone. How awesome would it be to work there, do you think. Wow!

Hey, check out the ads for Old Spice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE

cindy said...

thank you, emily!

me too, bella! the commercial is great, but my daddy used to wear old spice ;)!