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January 6, 2006
Where Green Once Grew
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
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