Skip to content

I is for… Ironwork

Iron.  To me, the word sounds heavy, dark and cumbersome.  Yet, used as a decorative feature, the product itself can be beautiful.

I have a particular penchant for iron architectural details, especially the iron staircases that hang so strikingly on the outside of buildings in Manhattan.

a100_2763

The dark iron contrasts against the more delicate brickwork, and shadows enhance the overall image.

a100_2764c a100_2766c

And it’s not just New York that has these beautiful staircases.  The following photos are from Manchester, England.

aDSC05988c aDSC05997c aDSC05989c

Linked to Frizztext’s Tagged I Challenge, ABC Wednesday and Alphabe Thursday.

11 replies »

  1. Iron work has always had my interest, and you have taken very interesting angles of the stairs. I especially like the ones with the red buildings as background!

    Like

  2. I love ironwork! I rarely pursue themes when taking photos, but while living in Paris I was absolutely obsessed with ironwork, particularly of the tiny flower balconies.

    Like

Come join the conversation:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7,325 other followers

Popular Posts

Half marathon in Blackpool
View to the beach
Broadstairs to Margate: an easy coastal walk
Closed
Colourful chemistry in Blackpool
Time to confuse the devil
%d bloggers like this: