Monday, July 13, 2009

Berenice Abbott's Charles Lane 1938

Though I have been there a million times I always return to Charles Lane in the West Village. Now bookended by tall blue glass towers, Charles Lane still looks much the same today -- see below.

14 comments:

Kitty said...

your photograph shows a much cleaner street. Look how the stones shine!

I love Abbott's work. She's one of my favorites.

Larry Slade said...

Is that part of the highline down at the end?

sonia a. mascaro said...

I like this narrow street... but there is not the bridge (?) on the end of the street, isn't?

Melanie said...

Beautiful photos--how do I get there??is it near Charles Street??I have never seen it. Directions please.

Bramley said...

Moody little image...good stuff...!

Jean Spitzer said...

This lovely photo has much the same feeling of peaceful journey that your recent field-trip photos have.

Jarart said...

Much cleaner now, I would enjoy a stroll down that lane. Maybe someday.

marley said...

At least some of the old NY still survives.

JM said...

I really enjoy the old and new comparisons!

Melanie said...

I found it!

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