Black and White Photography of New York - Dave Beckerman

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Cleaning Building

23 September, 2008 (15:30)

cleaning-building-2598 Cleaning Building

What a prosaic title for this one.  Sort of looks like the end of the world.

I should learn more about architectural terms.  Then I could pick one feature and and one adjective and I’d be happy.  But as my knowledge of nature is limited, so is my knowledge (non existent) of architecture.  What do I call those doodads that are glistening (right next to the hose, protruding from the building).  I don’t even know how to spell doodads.  That is how deep the problem goes.

On the other hand, I can always find safety with the “what’s in a name” motto.

Anyway - things are busy at chez Dah-veed - these days, and I don’t have the time to look into what those shiny thingamajigs are.   I rely on the vast knowledge of my readers for nomenclature and titles.


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Comment from JPH
Time: September 23, 2008, 9:57 pm

Don’t quote me on this, but I believe a proper term for them may be “corbels acanthus”. Corbels, being the actual decorative supporting “glistening” pieces… Acanthus, being for the leaf motif design on the corbels.

A couple years ago, I snapped a shot of an old building downtown, it’s exterior being cleaned of a hundred years of grime, amazed at the difference it did:


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