Friday, June 1, 2012

Where's the Clock?

I'm in downtown Brooklyn quite often, but I only noticed today that the clock on the corner of Livingston & Court had disappeared.  The Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank was 'rebranded' as The Investors Saving Bank earlier this year, so the pale blue storefront & its corner clock are gone.

 I must admit to an old-fashioned regard for public clocks.  Their presence seems to indicate a civilized streetscape.  I'm no clock expert, but the one at the corner here had a sixties or seventies look, and I always enjoyed glancing at it as I walked along Court.  I thought I had a better photograph than this one, but I can't seem to find it.  Isn't that always the story?  A little piece of the street scene - insignificant to most - gone, & only this sub-par photo to remember it by.

1 comment:

Marty Wombacher said...

I like public clocks too, mainly because I don't wear a watch!