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Saturday, March 1, 2008

The View from Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook Pier
Photo by myself of a pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn. If you squint you can see the silhouette of the Statue of Liberty.


Happy March! Woohoo!

The other day when Mark and I drove back from Red Hook, Brooklyn, we passed a park. A modern pier like the ones in Riverside Park reached out into the water. There were old warehouses to either side. If you squinted, the Statue of Liberty was visible in the distance.

'Do you want to take a picture?' He and Clive, his car, waited at the bend in the road while I hopped out into the cold and ran down the pier.

Lately it's been very cold in New York. I miss the warmer months, when I didn't have to pop out of the car for a picture. I could just roll down the window without worrying.

Most of my recent photos have been taken indoors. Restaurant interiors, the subway car, the subway platform. Any place away from the wind.

'It's a lot of pictures of the subway,' I worried.

'That's okay. People want to see it. That's New York,' Mark said. 'Some people never, ever stand so close to another person.'

Lucky them!


Mike said...

Hello! That is a very nice picture. I wonder what the same shot would look like in summertime. Is the statue all the way on the left side of the picture in the background? Just a guess.

Kitty said...

hey Mike!
thanks! I forget where it is. It was so cold, I just ran out there and ran back.

You're probably right, though. They way the pier is, Manhattan is on the right. It's a cool view. So the Statue should be on the left.

Reluctant Blogger said...

I felt the cold just looking at the photo.

Have a lovely weekend.

Sujit Sudhi said...

Love the blue tones on this one. The perspective is lovely.

penpusher said...

How cute of Mark to park Clive around the bend for you to take a photo! :)

It's starting to get chilly down under, I'm actually looking forward to winter now.

Have a good weekend dear! :)

Neva said...

Looks like my part of the world!

Kitty said...

thanks, RB. Have a lovely weekend there, too!

Welcome, Sujit and thank you.
Funny the division between image and reality. Everything is idealized in images

Hey PP! Have a good weekend too!

Welcome, Neva! It must be cold in Chicago!

Ha Ha Sound said...

You know, I had kind of forgotten that there was still snow around because so much of it has melted in Manhattan. The other day I was walking around in midtown, and there was still salt on the ground on this one block because of the ice.

Anyway, nice photo. =+)

Kitty said...

thanks, Haha!
yeah it's funny how most has melted, then you'll get a random patch here or there. Doesn't make much sense.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup ce quartier de Red Hook, la vue est superbe depuis ce quartier. J'espère que les promoteurs ne font pas trop le défigurés
I like this quarter of Red Hook very much, view is superb since this quarter. I hope that the promoters do not make too much disfigured

Denzel Leung said...

Beautiful photo.

Kitty said...

hello Olivier!

Interesting point you make. The waterfront of Brooklyn is presently under intense renovation, which is good and bad. There are many new condo buildings going up, even though the real estate is in a downswing in other parts of the country.

Many of the streets near the waterfront are cobblestone, which makes for a very, VERY bumpy ride. I'll have to get a photo. Poor Clive jounces around uncontrollably and sends me into a fit of giggles.

Welcome Denzel and thank you!

I look forward to checking out your blog!