A Photo for Friday: “Cathedral of Commerce”

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Cathedral of Commerce

“Cathedral of Commerce”
May 31, 2018
New York, New York

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Pretty cool.

  2. de stijl says:

    Dude, you had a really good trip to NYC and caught some amazing images. I’m still amazed you got the reflected “god light” photo off the skyscraper.

    My first reaction was that this picture looks like what would have happened after Leni Riefenstahl stopped filming and snapped a shot of the aftermath of the rally and people just scattering to and fro. The top is so Zhang Yimou symmetrical and the bottom half is just folks scurrying.

  3. dmhlt says:

    Didn’t find any further info at your flickr page.
    Isn’t that’s the new Port Authority WTC Transportation Hub w/ its Oculus?

  4. Greg says:

    It is, though dramatically darkened compared to how it appears in person. It’s actually very bright and white, as in sure you can find from other photos, and very cool architecture to walk through.

  5. @OzarkHillbilly: Thanks.

    @de stijl: It was an awesome trip. And also such a fantastic place for the kind of photography I like to do.

    @dmhlt: Yes, you are correct.

  6. @Greg: Quite true. I originally was going for a black and white image and decided to simply allow some color through. Likewise less light (look at the people).

    It is quite white and bright: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sltaylor/28822077248/in/album-72157668121464287/


  7. It reminded me of the cathedral at the US Air Force Academy.

  8. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: I’m a sucker for geometric patterns. I find them irresistible.

  9. de stijl says:


    I’m a sucker for geometric patterns. I find them irresistible.

    Me too. Man, do I have a movie recommendation for you – Raise The Red Lantern directed by the aforementioned Zhang Yimou starring the luminous Gong Li. It is a gorgeously symmetrical. You’ll ignore the subtitles and just geek out on the framing.