It's a blue sky morning. Maybe that's why I noticed this.
Blue sky, but cold and windy. So I over-exposed quickly to get better detail in the shade.
We've only been in our current space for over two years, but I've lived in New York since 1991. Never noticed this before, on 25th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues -but there are thousands of details like this we miss every day.
I appreciate the mixture of the Oriental with the Occidental in the relief -and at 16, 20 stories up, lulling the gods with beauty as we mount our modern Babels.
Cushioned in towards the center of a side street, little wonder this detail goes regularly missed.