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Friday, June 11, 2010

Sunset, from Brooklyn Bridge Beach

Brooklyn Bridge, at sunset
Photo by myself from Brooklyn Bridge Beach, in DUMBO.

One of the great things about Manhattan is that it's on an island. There are bridges and tunnels that connect it to Brooklyn and New Jersey. Once you're on the other side of the water, you can look back and see where you were.

The Brooklyn Bridge is by far the most recognizable bridge we have. It's clad in stone, and, completed in 1883, is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States.

Walking across the bridge to Brooklyn is worth doing, if you are visiting the city. The pedestrian walkway is suspended above the level of cars, so you get an unobstructed view of the water.

Fortunately, Brooklyn is east of New York; from there you can see the sunset against the Manhattan skyline.

Related posts: On Rain and the Brooklyn Bridge, The View from Brooklyn Bridge Beach and The City in Silhouette.


Anonymous said...

Postcard worth photography. Chapeau !

daily athens

Pat said...

I walked the Brooklyn Brige early last summer with Alexa and Lily, two other NY bloggers. Loved it; got some good shots and also viewed this beach. Glad you gave me a close-up.

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

reason for me to go to Brooklyn even more! what a great shot!!

Banjo52 said...

Nice! Is there a crowd every night for sunset? I've heard of places where that happens.

Washington said...

Really beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Great shot. ;-)


Ming the Merciless said...

Ahh...the beautiful, sophisticated lady I abandoned a year ago to take up with a much younger, homey type, called Bangor. :)