Thursday, April 12, 2012

116

This federal-style beauty sits at 116 State Street and is the home of the Cumberland Club, a private club and meeting place. Big house. Big windows. Big rooms. Big people. Well, at least in their minds they think they are. It's one of my favorite structures in the city. Over the years, my taste in buildings has evolved a few light years. Growing up, my favorite building was the over-heated laundromat at 5 AM on a winter morning, while I was getting ready to deliver papers. It's really all about perspective and, of course, aging.

12 comments:

  1. heureusement que l'on change en vieillissant. J'aime bien l’atmosphère des laveries, mais le soir.

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  2. Looks like a fine structure. If I were outside on a cold winter morning, the warm confines of a laundromat would sound rather enticing.

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  3. The black shutters seem to be a typical color for this kind of architecture.

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  4. Architecture is symbolic of those that dwell inside. -- barbara

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  5. oh that's gorgeous! haha "big people" yes i bet they do think they are...i find people like that to be boring!

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  6. I think survival might have played a role in your youthful appreciation.

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  7. Very grand looking building Birdman, I pulled it in closer to see if I could get a peek in the windows, but they're too full of reflections haha!

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  8. A fantastic building. I like the fence too!

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  9. Do you belong to this club? I'm reminded of Groucho Marx's observation that he wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have him!

    Nice building for the "big" people!

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  10. Beautiful small bricks. In the UK that would mean a building of great age. Such buildings tend to have people who think they're big in them.

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  11. Did you ever try to jump over this fence?

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