three on thursday

the 
First Baptist Church
 has 
unequal towers 
there are also 
2 smaller towers, 
one
of which is the
 red tiled tower in the foreground of this photo  
the church was designed 
by 
George M Keister 
he also designed the Apollo Theatre in Harlem  

I've lived
 in this neighborhood 
forever 
walked 
past
 this church 
daily 
on the way 
to 
and 
from
 the subway 

 I never knew
 any 
of this
 or 
this 
other stuff 
 you can read about 

I bet it says nothing about the pigeons roosting atop and inside the unequal towers

15 comments:

Cloudia said...

PERFECT illustration (in all senses of the word :-) of my: "The CITY is a treasure of history, sociology, human drama....."

Jane Jacobs knew a LOT! and you show it, DAR!

Aloha from Waikiki
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Bibi said...

Really food for Three on Thursday...three unalikes!

deborah said...

very ornate and beautiful towers!
Thunder and lightning here, the dog has been going nuts since 4;35 am

Dianne said...

beautiful towers
I don't think I've ever seen a Baptist church that was large or ornate

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh very nice find Daryl and beautifully shown with the blossom tree in front and the blue, blue sky as a backdrop.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Beautiful towers. Just imagine how much planning went into that style of architecture. Truly a work of art.

MyMaracas said...

That's a beautiful shot of beautiful towers. It seems strange that three such different ones should be on the same church.

sybil law said...

My favorite threesome, I think. Well, so to speak. Haha!

lime said...

thanks for stopping by my place the other day (i think you came via suldog). it allowed me to find your lovely photography.

Suldog said...

I adore asymmetry in old architecture, and especially on houses of worship. I'm not quite sure why I do, but it's so.

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful architecture!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is beautiful Daryl.
I love the way the light is falling on the red roof.
Thank you for the link!

caite said...

the tree in the foreground makes it! what, do you walk around always looking up? be careful you don't trip and break a hip or something. :-)

Country Girl said...

They truly are lovely structures. Ah, the things you miss when you look straight ahead. Thanks for looking up and for sharing it all.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

These are interesting, and if you had not pointed out that lower red tiled tower, I would never have seen it. Too busy focusing on those branches, the blue sky and the upper towers.