Moorish Door

On our way tto the anual Linnaean Society of NY dinner I photgraphed the Fifth Avenue Synagogue’s Moorish style door (1927) at 50 East 87th Street, in Manhattan.

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Moorish Door 3/12/2019
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Moorish Door 2, 3/12/2019

23 thoughts on “Moorish Door

  1. bluebrightly 2019-03-28 / 12:56 pm

    Beautifully done, Sherry. I really miss things like this. I lived in NYC for many years – in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale and Staten Island! There are many things about NY that I won’t find anywhere else.

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  2. Joanne Sisco 2019-03-15 / 6:40 am

    In the first photo I was surprised that the 2 pillars were different … then in the second photo I recognized the symmetry of the double pairs.

    It’s so strikingly ornate! Very impressive!!

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  3. Eunice 2019-03-15 / 4:56 am

    What a gorgeous doorway! Great photos, especially the close-up 🙂

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    • Sherry Felix 2019-03-15 / 5:47 am

      Thanks Eunice. I took them with my Galaxy 8+ cell phone and edited in Lightroom and onOne.

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  4. Norm 2.0 2019-03-14 / 4:10 pm

    Wow Sherry, that is downright gorgeous!

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  5. Jean Reinhardt 2019-03-14 / 10:31 am

    Beautiful doorway. There are similar decorations at the Alhambra in Granada in Spain, a Moorish palace and gardens.

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  6. Hassan Sadaghiani 2019-03-14 / 9:31 am

    Beautiful!! I love the intricate patterns on the door columns. Are they supposed to be its Mezuzah? Good eye, Sherry! Love, Cathy

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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    • Sherry Felix 2019-03-14 / 9:48 am

      Not sure what the designs represent. There used to be more on the walls but they eroded off.

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