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The Things you find behind the Brooklyn Museum

Usually you would suspect the backlot of a museum (especially in the US) to be filled with a parking lot. The behind of the Brooklyn Museum actually does come with that, but also with its very own treasure trove of architectural fragments scattered all over the area.
A real architectural and sculptural fragments encyclopedia can be found here, and some unexpected masterpieces are among those wonders in stone.





This goes to prove that we are really behind the museum: the ugly back of the never-quite-finished beaux-arts masterpiece that is the Brooklyn Museum, a neoclassical McKim Mead and White structure.

Who'd expect a lady liberty replica amidst the parking lot?



This one is actually a fragment of the old Pennsylvania Station that got demolished and raised concerns to preserve architectural milestones of NYC. Most of the demolished Manhattan train station unfortunately found a watery last resting place in the swamps of New Jersey.
These are Sullivan architecture details.


And this sculpture is actually an ice block kept in the sculpture garden in a big fridge.


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4 Responses to “The Things you find behind the Brooklyn Museum”

  1. # Blogger Lala

    I see brooklyn without going to NY. thanks cedric for sharing

    btw, Bruno is really gross :( I thought it was fun but when it comes to 45 mins earlier I feel grossed and annoyed  

  2. # Blogger ratatouille's archives

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    What very interesting photographs of architectural fragments (scattered all over the area...) and found behind the Brooklyn Museum.


  3. # Blogger LoLa

    I love peeping in the back of the museum! Thanks.  

  4. # Blogger donna baker

    I love it when you go skulking around the back of buildings and places.  

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