Good luck all around: I got to spend a week in New York and the weather was mostly beautiful. I must have walked 100 miles!
Headed south along the Hudson River in midtown, New Jersey looked picturesque:
In Manhattan I’ve always got tourist neck from walking with my head thrown back to take in the architecture. New York’s buildings of a certain age are loaded with decorative frills such as carvings, cornices, balustrades. (I’m confident I know what one of those words means.) There is even the occasional gargoyle.
On my walk along the Hudson, I discovered a yard for old building decor. Mammoth stone pieces lay scattered behind chicken wire fence.
There was even a cow’s head. Or, apparently, two.
Such pieces were built to last, so I couldn’t tell how long they’d been sitting there.
Certainly, there was a whole lotta building going on nearby.
I’m hoping the decor yard is a storeyard, not a junkyard. But it’s been a long time since construction trends in the U.S. favored such ornamentation.
Perhaps the pieces can be repurposed in a cemetery with really large mausoleums.
(The WP Photo Challenge was Ornate.)