You would think that a city that is known for its skyscrapers and their ability to pierce the sky has little in terms of architectural variety and detail at street level.
Nevertheless, when I started walking down Manhattan (and as I said before), some parts of Brooklyn, I also started noticing small architectural details that give the city extra charm. Some of these are the lamps that adorn the entrances to numerous brownstone houses and apartment buildings – from the Village to the Upper East Side, from Brooklyn across the East River and all the way into Hell’s Kitchen. So colourful, so varied, so architecturally different; so coming from the past and adorning of the present; so charming beyond their functionality. I felt like every little lighthouse was an invitation to a world that had a lot to offer to potential explorers.