Out for a walk in the East Village today, the Lady and I passed by this church:
But wait…there’s something a little strange here…
St. Ann’s Church, on East 12th Street, once extended from 12th Street to 11th Street. But times changed, and eventually the church closed. Developers built a dormitory on the site. The ungainly combination the generic dorm towering behind the facade of the once-stately church was roundly criticized when the project was completed. Even though it’s been this way for several years now, it can still be rather jarring when you come upon it—but only if you are aware of what’s around you rather than what’s on your device’s little screen. That’s why I always have ears up and my nose to the ground when we are out on our walks. You never know what you might miss if you are not paying attention.
When we returned from our walk, I had to indulge in a chewy to soothe my wounded aesthetic sensibilities.