Previously posted photographs
- 090: Queens through a screen, NY.
- 089: Cowboy hat, Brooklyn NY.
- 088: Take your time: Olafur Eliasson at PS1, NYC.
- 087: One for the road, NYC.
- 086: Goodbye, Florent, goodbye, NYC.
Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
Somehow I managed to miss the passing of the Brooklyn Bridge's 125th birthday. On the weekend of May 24th, there were concerts and a light show as part of the celebration. I was completely oblivious; a friend had to tell me after the fact, and by then I had missed all the festivities. Here's some information from wikipedia:
The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 5,989 feet (1825 m) over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. On completion, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in an 1867 letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline. In 1964 it was designated a National Historic Landmark.
I took this photo a few weeks ago on a casual saunter over the bridge. It was the week before Eliasson's Waterfalls opened, and I found myself back again the week following, walking again over its vast expanse.