Friday, September 24, 2010

Moon Shot In The Bronx

I like September in New York because I know the moon will be rising over Yankee Stadium in the Bronx providing a chance to make a picture.

In this case the full moon was coming up behind right-field and I wanted to match it up against the unique architectural feature only found in Yankee Stadium - the frieze - a horizontal band that runs all along the front of the upper deck with its vertical openings and swooping arches. No other stadium that I know of in the world looks like this part of Yankee Stadium.

Back in 1923 when the original Yankee Stadium was built, the owners of the team at the time asked the engineering company to add an "air of dignity" to the stadium. So the frieze was constructed as a nod to the classic and historical buildings in Greece and Rome.

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