I am fascinated by Classical Order. Whether doric, ionic or corinthian, columns make for great spaces and soaring thoughts. Can't get enough of them. Two are close to my apartment, the one above just around the corner on Central Park West at a Synagogue, while the other is on Central Park South- a stone's throw away.
One thing about New York City. You have to look up to see it, the column above being a perfect example. If you are on the same side of the street as I was when I took the picture (with my Iphone I must confess), you have to look straight up. But most people are too busy rushing around to see this view. You need a steady gaze when you are looking straight into heaven.