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January 6, 2006

Where Green Once Grew

2006-01-06 greenhouse3.jpg

2006-01-06 greenhouse2.jpg

2006-01-06 greenhouse.jpg
Abandoned greenhouse; Brooklyn, NY

Posted by callalillie at January 6, 2006 9:03 AM | History , Visual Musings


lovely. i am impressed with the focus/out-of-focus style of these pictures.

Posted by: Lady S at January 6, 2006 1:52 PM

hey, did you see that the gothamist linked to you and praised you to no end?

Posted by: nancy at January 6, 2006 2:14 PM

was that the hospital link? yes-- yesterday goes down as the day that gawker and gothamist gave this site more 1 second hits than it has even gotten in its 3 year existance :)

Posted by: corie at January 6, 2006 2:17 PM

so your blog/online journal/website/etc. has just captured, in photo and the written word, all the reasons i want to move to new york.

it has also motivated me to find five places that i absolutely adore in my own hellhole. after i find five, i'll look for a few more, and i'll have a list by the time i leave here.


Posted by: Seton at January 6, 2006 9:11 PM

Is this at the Navy yard?

Posted by: ma at January 6, 2006 10:40 PM

I always love your photography but that last greenhouse shot is by far my most favorite.

Posted by: Brita at January 7, 2006 2:19 AM

i'd love to know where this is!

Posted by: grumpygirl at January 8, 2006 12:52 PM

This is an old greenhouse within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We'd never noticed it until our last visit.

Posted by: corie at January 8, 2006 1:14 PM

i'm assuming a person needs permission to get into the navy yard? i seem to recall my mother telling me a story that she tried to explore down there and a woman came out with a shotgun and forced her to leave.

Posted by: grumpygirl at January 8, 2006 9:39 PM

Excellent photos.

They conjure up a sort of melancholy, Victorian mood. This could easily serve as the setting for some H.G. Wells short story about breeding carnivorous plants in a derelict section of town.

Posted by: Dope on the Slope at January 8, 2006 11:51 PM

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