Saturday, March 12, 2011

Carved in Terra Cotta


I have a particular fondness for the wonderful terra cotta carvings that you find on many of the older buildings around town and this is a beautiful example that has been meticulously maintained over the years. It has been raining here for the last few days so I am showing a detail pic that I took in the fall of the top peak of the York Club which I showed you here in its winter surroundings. It's sad that the craftspeople who did this wonderful carving seemed to work with little recognition and it is impossible to get any info on them!

9 comments:

EG Wow said...

The detail is magnificent here.

Eyeliquor 2 said...

Wow!
This one has lots of symbols!

VioletSky said...

Good shot. I have also tried - in vain - to find anything about this magnificent building.

LĂșcia said...

It's amazing how talented one artist can be, I see so many details on this shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What beautiful details here. Seems like it would be hard to keep it in such good shape.

Jack said...

This is such a lovely shot, loaded with details.

Randy said...

That is so beautiful! Thank you so very much for the birthday wish. Have a wonderful day on your day tomorrow!

Birdman said...

Wow! I'll say details, details, details.

Erica said...

This is a lovely photograph, beautiful details. Too bad they are not recognized like you said. Have a great day!!!!