Friday, July 24, 2009


"Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and sculpture are but images, are merely shadows cast by outward things on stone or canvas, leaving in themselves no separate existence. Architecture, existing in itself and not in seeming a something it is not, supasses them as substance shadow."- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

ON TOP OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. We were on the observation deck on 86th floor,which offers visitors spectacular views of New York City. During the last few days of June 2009, my husband & I were in NYC, prior to our cruise with Queen Mary 2. It was nice to be back in NYC. It is the largest city in the United Sates in population. NYC remains one of the most interesting and exciting cities in the U.S. The city is best known for the giant sky crappers and fabulous display of numerous beautiful, interesting and artistic architectural gems.
NEW YORK CITY ON A CLEAR DAY "There are three forms of visual art. Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture, art you an walk through." - Dan Rice
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TOWER (The most famous building in the world with 102 stories. It was completed in 1931). "Architecture should speak of it's time and place, but yearn for timelessness."- Frank GehryAll photos are courtesy of my husband, Rhod. He took many photos but I only posted the "best 10" for this blog. "Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul." - Ernest Dimnet COUNTLESS ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST "Architecture is like a mythical fantastic. It has to be experienced. It can't be described. We can draw it up and we can made models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole."-Maya Lin
ARCHITECTURAL BEAUTIES PARADED BEFORE US! "Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportion."- Coco Chanel
MORE ARCHITECTURAL GEMS- "Our architecture reflects truly as a mirror."- Louis Henri Sullivan
MY HUSBAND'S FIRST TOUR OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING - This was only my second visit and proved to be still exciting. Five years ago, we took a trip to New York City. Unfortunately, it was very foggy and the building was closed to tourist. This time, we were rewarded with a nice weather and fantastic views. "All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts or stimulates the person's in that space." - Philip JohnsonENDLESS ARCHITECTURAL GEMS - "All architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."- Gilbert ChestertonNew York's best known style of architecture is the towering sky crapper. The giant buildings that form Manhattan's dramatic skyline are famous around the world. "Architecture is inhabited sculpture." - Constantine Brancusi