146th St: The Black Hood (Broadway to Riverside Drive)

36 - The Black Hood

36 – The Black Hood

Gallery 5 begins in media res somewhere before we reach Broadway.  Here, the landscape changes suddenly into one straight out of some kind of fantasy or sci-fi novel.

The signature piece here is a haunting piece of street art I call “The Black Hood,” depicting a large hooded magician figure alongside warriors in a post-apocalyptic city.  Across the this piece of art, we find instances of neo-Classical period architecture, complete with caryatids and Roman arches.

Further past Broadway, the Gallery continues with a shaded row of brownstones, occuring as if by magic, in a woodland copse.  And then it ends abruptly, just as it began, against a green wall that separates our museum visitor cum streetwalker from the vast expanse of the Hudson River and its adjacent Greenway.

34 – Roman-Italianate arches.

34 – Roman-Italianate arches.

35 – Neo-Grecian Caryatids.

35 – Neo-Grecian Caryatids.

37 – Broadway Malls.

37 – Broadway Malls.

38 – Brownstones.

38 – Brownstones.

39 – Woodlands.

39 – Woodlands.

40 – Green Wall.

40 – Green Wall.

E - The Black Hood

E – The Black Hood

 

 

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About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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