Last month, my friend and fellow Carleton-grad Teddy Wolff joined a tour of mine with the intent of documenting the experience photographically. Teddy works as a professional photographer and he recently published the resulting photo series–Lower East Side Tour with Ray–on his website. You can view the full suite of photos as well as a number of other excellent albums on Teddy’s Website. Below are my favorites, with my captions added.
The tour begins
Preparing to enter the sanctuary
Passionate words being delivered in front of the walnut ark
Describing the 21st century addition to the synagogue–the new stained glass window
The synagogue interior has been masterfully restored
The illuminated rose window
Looking up for a hidden sign of immigrants past
Ginger Ale! Note one of NYC’s rare L-shaped buildings
Hot bialys, straight from the oven!
These guys RUN the pickle shop…you can’t sneak anything by them!
Willy Wonka-style candy shop, anyone?
What a great tour! Thank you Teddy Wolff for the photos.