Sunday, January 02, 2011

January Fog Over Carroll Gardens

Taken By Mary

This foggy rooftop shot was taken yesterday morning by reader M. who wrote:
"No, that's not a giant birdcage rising from the fog, it's the horror of Carroll Street."

She also included this view of Carroll Gardens backyards with what remains of the snow.
Reader M writes: " The other photo is a huge, wonderful tree , showcased inside the French plan courtyards of Carroll Gardens, partially obscured by fog and chimney smoke."

Both are amazing. If it weren't for the steel cage on top of 333 Carroll Street, the roof line and the houses look virtually unchanged since they were built so long ago. Thank for sending the photos my way, M.

Taken By Mary

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I suppose that we are to infer that your ideal world would have stopped all construction at roughly 1890? That our world, and neighborhood, would be better off for that?

Katia said...

You may infer from that what you want, if you so please.
I only mentioned that I appreciate our neighborhood for its history and for the fact that it is still one of the most beautiful places in the city.
Besides, that photo is pretty awesome, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Katia,

You seem to be very anti-progress. Brooklyn is not the Auvergne region of France. It is a relevant place that needs to evolve. We can't afford to retard growth.

Anonymous said...

I think anonymous is a developer. ;). How can you draw all that from 2 random photos of a foggy day? I think they are a nice view that is rarely seen.

Katia said...

Believe it or not, the Auvergne is a rather vibrant and relevant part of France's Economy, even with its picturesque towns and villages. Don't you think its possible to grow while protecting the historic integrity of our Brooklyn brownstone neighborhood?

Anonymous said...

Whoa. What a weird reaction to all this. That eyesore is an example if what "progress" can do to a beautiful neighborhood. And most of NY was built around Europen plans. Ever hear of the man Haussman? That ref to French layouts of buildings facing yards is exactly what CG planners used as a design plan. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! Except for that ugly Scarano thing. I love feeling a connection to the past in the physical structures around us.

Crying "anti-progress" is a red herring. New construction is not sustainable growth anyway.