Monday, December 9, 2013

The Brooklyn Bridge in NYC is what the Bosphorus Bridge is to Istanbul.

Both bridges stand out as iconic structures that make up the cities’ landscapes. Both bridges also are beautiful at night.

Last week, when I visited NYC, I decided to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn. I realized in all the three years I lived in NY that I never did that. That was about to change.
 The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn across the East River. 
I found the easiest way to cross the Brooklyn Bridge by foot is to take the subway to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop. Easy enough. The pathway leading to the bridge is directly across from the subway stop. Seriously, this couldn’t be more self-explanatory.

With my good camera in hand, I hoped to take some lovely photos of the sun setting over Manhattan. Well, I missed the opportunity by 15 minutes or so as the sky was turning from pretty shades of golden orange to dusk.
Rush hour traffic starting to cross the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan.
Looking back into Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge at night.
This is the Manhattan Bridge, completed in 1909, with the Empire State Building lit up at night in the background.
The next morning, my final day in NYC, I decided to return to the Brooklyn Bridge to shoot contrasting photos during the day. I took the 2/3 express train to the Clark Street stopped and walked about 10 minutes to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade along the East River. From here, you have some fantastic views of lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.
One of my favorite photos - the seagull and the Brooklyn Bridge. I also posted this photo on my Instagram feed. Follow me for more photos from my travels!
A water taxi on the East River with the Statue of Liberty in the background.
I think this was only the fifth time I’ve ever set foot in Brooklyn. I certainly had missed out!

If you’ve never walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, I highly recommend doing so the next time you visit NYC. And don’t forget to bring your camera! Enjoy the photos!

Have you ever walked across the Brooklyn Bridge?
Hopefully, you can see this panoramic photo of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Cuisine de Provence said...

Great photos Joy - they make me want to return to NYC asap!

BacktoBodrum said...

I've been under it but not over it. Must remedy that next time.

Joy said...

Thanks Barbara! NYC is always worth me!

@Annie, I know! I'd been by it and over it but not walked over it! Hope you get the chance next time!