Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Heavy Metal

Our New Hampshire house isn't the only antique home in our lives. Our apartment building in New York City is a double-wide, six floor brownstone built in the early 20th century. But there's little original charm left besides remnants of inlaid floors in the halls and marble wainscoting in the lobby. Most apartments have been stripped of their character, and the few with plaster walls and six inch moldings are being renovated as we speak. The history of all these old New York buildings though got us thinking about when they thrived--a time of locksmiths and master carpenters, radio programs and evenings at home. Here are some shots we've been taking that make us think of these days past...

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