Across the street from the site of the Brooklyn Flea in Ft. Greene is an enormous old stone building otherwise known as the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Built in 1909, it's a really incredible place full of marble staircases and intricate details - many of which sadly are hard to appreciate because the building doesn't get the greatest care these days. I've had a strange past few weeks bouncing around to different locations, this included, and I will definitely say that it has been the most striking. I even encountered an HBO film crew setting up for a shoot for something taking place in the 1920's (I think). While I'm coming up on my one-year anniversary of living in Brooklyn, only recently have I learned about my surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods and met a lot of people who live around me, and subsequently fallen in love with this borough even more. Photos of the temple below:
I loved those Emergency Exit lantern-y lights
The bathroom lounge was large and spacious, leading one to believe that the actual bathroom would be somewhat similar. That thought was wrong.
Today was not my favorite, but I have decided to retain my fledgling optimism so it sees another day. I'm powering through this week with a one-two punch of Big Echo by the morning benders, and streaming the National's upcoming High Violet, which I am already addicted to.