Travel Theme: Round and Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

19 Apr

This week’s Photo Challenge is On Top, and Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? has challenged us with the theme Round. So, here is my entry for both the challenges — Round and On Top!!

Update: 4/19/14.

Okay, since I did not give any details of the picture I posted, here are details for the readers who asked to know more.  These gleaming domes sit atop the Central Synagogue in New York City’s Upper East Side. Central Synagogue remains the crown jewel of the Manhattan Moorish Revival. Dating from 1872 (making it the oldest synagogue in continuous use), its beauty actually came under criticism in earlier days by those who felt its excess would inspire envy. Nevertheless, its rich blue-and-gold ceilings, intricately tiled floors, horseshoe arches, and fine architecture have led the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to call it the ”finest example of Moorish Revival Architecture in New York City.” Central Synagogue is one of the largest Jewish congregations in North America and the oldest synagogue in New York City in continuous use.


Inside view of the synagogue:



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9 responses to “Travel Theme: Round and Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

  1. Jo Bryant

    April 19, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Okay…so where is this ??

    • Shaanthz

      April 19, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      Jo, I have updated the post with all details and 2 more pictures……and it is close to home in NYC.

  2. Cris

    April 19, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Nice take on the On Top theme! Interesting dome-y things (I know they have a name), they kind of light up the place, don’t they?

    Meanwhile, you’re welcome to come and see what my take on the theme is:

  3. sustainabilitea

    April 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Beautiful. So incongruous to see them surrounded by all the modern, mundane buildings.


  4. Shaanthz

    April 22, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Thanks Janet — loved your take on the theme!

  5. jazzytower

    April 22, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Lexington between 57th & 57th right. I to this photo too last summer. The inside is gorgeous.

    • Shaanthz

      April 22, 2014 at 2:44 am

      Thanks for that – couldn’t remember the cross street. Thanks for stopping by.


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