Favorite Photos of 2016

A selection from among the hundreds of photos I took last year. All copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

One World Trade Center at left.

I’m fond of heavy metal.

The Lotos Club, Upper East Side. When you enter, you feel like you’ve really arrived.

One World Trade Center and the Calatrava transportation hub entrance. Yet again, because this time I caught the flags flying.

Detail of the Calatrava “spine,” with worker.

Hamilton money shot: his grave in the foreground, with the current headquarters of the Bank of New York (part of BNY Mellon) towering behind, at 1 Wall Street.

Bloomberg Building, Upper East Side.

Detail of mosaic from the Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers.

View from the Untermyer Gardens west toward the Hudson River. Sooooothing.

Untermyer Gardens: lion at original entrance.

Smokestacks from the Brotherhood Winery, est. 1839. The building now houses the Vinum Restaurant (excellent!), and the winery is a few hundred yards away, in more modern (but less photogenic) quarters .

Rolls Royce Phantom, parked in front of the Peninsula Hotel (Midtown) in celebration of the Hotel’s anniversary. I’ve never been that close to one before.

The most distinctive new addition to the skyline of Midtown West. Looks like it could sail down the Hudson River.

Former opera house near Astor Place: spiffed-up cast iron.

Wall Street towering over Trinity Church. Nyah nyah.

56 Leonard St., New York, a.k.a. the “Jenga Building.” More pics here.

Midtown West, sunset.

The William Vale, North Side, Brooklyn.

The William Vale, North Side, Brooklyn. Fascinating angles.

Bank of New York monogram, from the grand staircase of the BNY’s former headquarters at 48 Wall St. (now Museum of American Finance).

Midtown East.

Chelsea: iron railing with a pineapple (Welcome!) on top.


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About Dianne L. Durante

I constantly seek out art that's inspiring, thought-provoking, skillfully executed, and/or beautiful so I can share it (in jargon-free language) with others who need and enjoy such art, but don't have time to search for it themselves. As an independent scholar, writer, and lecturer, I focus on art history and history, with forays into food, history, politics, and publishing. My most recent projects are three volumes on Alexander Hamilton, From Portraits to Puddles, Central Park: The Early Years, Innovators in Sculpture (a survey of 5,000 years of art in 2 hours), and videoguide apps by Guides Who Know. Click on the Books & Essays tab for a list of all books. For upcoming projects, see my Patreon page.

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