Friday, December 11, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Happy Hanukkah—
This is Central Synagogue, at Lexington
and 55th. It was built in 1872 in the
Moorish Revival style (as a copy of this one
in Budapest) and has been in continuous
use by a congregation longer than any
other synagogue in NYC.

[Click here to find more Skywatch shots.]


  1. That's a really interesting contrast between those two buildings. Love looking at the sky, too. Happy skywatching....

  2. One of the things I love in NYC ! The way totally different buildings can "co-habiter" so nicely (?) and make a unique ambiance !

  3. Marianne and I passed this one this summer. I like your angle.

  4. I love the way this synagoge stands out against the more modern grey building and the matching grey sky.

  5. PTDD!!! And such a wonderful juxtaposition, as observed by your other thoughtful commenters. Have a gorgeous weekend, Alexa! {PS: I've raided your photos again...}

  6. Thanks, all!
    And Shell—as always, raid away!

  7. this is a very thoughtful post Alexa.


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