On our first day in New York City, we decided to visit Central Park and on our way there, we came across this beautiful doorway. But what caught my eye first was this gorgeous garland of pink blooms...
Above the front door, the building has intricate carving, including these two interesting creatures.
And continuing to look up, you see these sweet little fellows.
And if you continue to look up even more, the building just continues to go up and up. And the carving continues along with it. Imagine, all that work. Perhaps a person looking out a tall building from across the street will appreciate the details. But no one at street level can see it properly. What a different attitude than today, where cost so often trumps beauty and workmanship.