A TRUE SURVIVOR

Christ Church in Cobble Hill is a symbol of endurance. It’s a landmark that was built in 1842, reborn after a fire, and hit by a lightning strike 4 years ago. The building has slowly decayed but shows strength within its walls.

After seeing its stones laying before it in the ground, I hope that one day those spires will rise up again, giving back its home to its petrous owners, high above, closer to the clouds.

Archival photo via the client; views of the surviving stones via Laura Blanco.

 

MAN-MADE HEAVEN

Up roof-high, two-hundred feet above the ground, we witness the rise of the mighty Neo-Gothic carillon tower against the rare, burning skies of early Winter. Its seventy-four bell carillon still echoes and fills the city with music. And we keep gazing in awe of the battle of beauty between God’s and Man’s creations.

View of the Riverside Church Carillon Tower as seen from Morningside Heights Gardens by Ana Ribeiro.