Friday, December 19, 2014

14th Avenue, College Point, Queens, New York, New York

1873, First Reformed Church

Carnegie-endowed Poppenhusen Library

Igor Sikorsky Building before relocation to Connecticut

No. 1 Noodle, Hotel de Point, College Point, Queens, New York, New York

Cantonese cuisine

Shrimp & Beef Rice Noodle Rolls

Hotel de Point, 20-07 127th St.

Poppenhusen Institute (Interior), College Point, Queens, New York, New York

Poppenhusen Institute (Exterior), College Point, Queens, New York, New York

2014 Corvette wash across street

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Carolers, Queens Crossing, Flushing,Queens, New York, New York

Flushing kids sing carols, very cute.

One57 Tower, 157 West 57th St., Manhattan, New York, New York

This view north is from the 68th floor of a building whose design and luxury defies belief, the One57 Tower, designed by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc of Paris. I was referred to a sales exec with Extell, who agreed to show me the unsold apartment (80% are sold, primarily as pied a terres).  As requested I am refraining from showing the interior furnishings.  The jaw dropping reality of these floor-through simplexes with 360 deg wrap-around views is beyond what the imagination can conjure.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jado Sushi, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Manhattan, New York, New York

Calamari, dish cool design

2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd. / 115 St.

Sushi Medley

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Beach, Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach, Huangdao, China

view of Hilton towers from Golden Beach

birch trees with bamboo reinforcing

Zhan Qiao Pier, Qingdao, China

Zhan Qiao means "loading pier" and was built in 1930.  The octagonal pavilion is called the Billowing Back & Forth Tower.  It is the symbol of the Tsingtao Brewery.

St. Michael's Cathedral visible from Pier

Wisteria on "steroids", trunk 1 ft diameter !

Battalion House, Qingdao, China

1899 residence of German battalion commanders

Former Kiautschou Empire Court, Qingdao, China

1914, arch. Hans Fittkau