Brooklyn Museum in Spring

5/15/2011 FEATURED in the redbubble group New York City Journalism

Opened in 1897 and founded by Augustus Graham, the Brooklyn Museum building is a steel frame structure—built to the standards of classical masonry—designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White and built by the Carlin Construction Company. The initial design for the Brooklyn Museum was four times as large as the actualized version; actualized plans reflect a compromise to the specifications of the New York City government. Daniel Chester French, the noted sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, was the principal designer of the pediment sculptures and the monolithic 12½ foot figures along the cornice. The figures were carved by 11 different sculptors. French was also the designer of the two allegorical figures Brooklyn and Manhattan currently flanking the museum’s entrance (created in 1916 for the Brooklyn approach to the Manhattan Bridge, relocated to the museum in 1963).





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Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at

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  • autumngirl
    autumngirlover 3 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Having left the Brooklyn Botanical Garden next door I had put all my camera equipment away in preparation to get on the subway back to Manhattan. When I saw the spring blossoms here I had to get everything out again to get a shot. Glad it was worth the effort. Thanks very much Michelle, greatly appreciated.

    – Chris Lord

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsover 3 years ago

    Great image Chris. Looks three dimensional.

  • Appreciate that Rodney, thanks very much indeed. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Patricia127
    Patricia127over 3 years ago


  • Ah, the perfect finish to the weekend! What a thrill and always so encouraging, thank you so much for this cool honor. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • polly470
    polly470over 3 years ago

    Chris..this, IMHO, is one fantastic image….superb balance of textures…just love this!

  • Aww, you are just too too kind Polly! But very much appreciated! :-) Thank you.

    – Chris Lord

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    I love how you have filled the frame with this , fabulous work!

  • …a little crop here….a little crop there…. et voila! :-) Thank you Julie, so glad you like it. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

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