A Wrinkle In Time

November 11, 2011 |  by  |  Last Light

 

We love the Undine Barge Club and Castle Ringstetten not only because both were designed by Furness, but also because they have atmosphere in spades. Their interiors belong more to the 19th century than the 21st, with a look that every Victorian-themed bar in Brooklyn filled with taxidermy would envy. That the genuine article still survives is remarkable–it is a testament to Undine’s continuity and respect for tradition.

For more on the architecture of Undine Barge Club, click HERE.

For a short history of Castle Ringstetten, click HERE.

And for the story that inspired their names, click HERE.

Undine Barge Club

Castle Ringstetten


About the author

Daniel Cox is a photographer with a background in architecture. Cox received his BA in Architecture from Yale University and his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he was awarded a Graduate Artistic Merit Fellowship. His work has been shown nationally in solo and group exhibitions. He lives and works in Philadelphia.



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  1. thanks for the photos. The castlle never looked better – or the lower bioathouse.

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