Brooklyn Bridge

8

Its Big, old, full of character and cyclists shout at you.

This bridge is one of the oldest bridges in America. It was finished in 1883 after 13 years of construction. and connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. Its a very cool looking bridge made of stone and steel and sweat and brawn and other bridge things. Its the second big bridge I have walked across and its pretty cool that its higher than houses

We walked across this bridge on a glorious spring day. There was a light breeze and the sun was hot. I really enjoyed it. Just seeing people hanging out on the bridge including a women covered in blue spouting mambo jumbo about a summer goddess and a guy reading a book whilst reclining on the side of the bridge with a 4 meter drop on to traffic, not my perfect choice of reading place.

The cyclists are militant though, if you put one foot in the cycle lane they bark out “move asshole this is BIKE LANE!!!!!” A bit harsh I think. Some of them even speed up, I guess just so everyone gets really hurt. Apart from that there is a really nice vibe in the bridge and you can see loads of new york.

If you are going to walk across the bridge do it going from Brooklyn to Manhattan, the view is much better.

written by tommynorth on 2009-08-29 in #world #locations #brooklyn #sea-water #bridge #new-york

8 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    What a bridge ! N°15 is insane !

  2. netsrik
    netsrik ·

    Nice pictures! And the cyclists very verbal indeed lol

  3. threemoons
    threemoons ·

    Thank you for writing this! As a native NYer, I've yet to take one of my 5 film cameras on there yet, now I am inspired to! And yeah, the cyclists are total @$$-holes on the bridge; typically weekend warriors who will later in the day chase people off the sidewalk with their oversized baby carriages.

  4. devrimarie
    devrimarie ·

    Great location! yeah, what is up with those bicyclists? They are scary....

  5. devrimarie
    devrimarie ·

    Great location! yeah, what is up with those bicyclists? They are scary....

  6. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    Wow! Looks like a great spot for photography!...

  7. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    an icon of NY well represented by this shots...I can feel the vibe

  8. klickovic
    klickovic ·

    great article, and no 15 is really amazing!

More Interesting Articles

  • How to Break the Ice with the Lomo'Instant

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-11-20 in #lifestyle
    How to Break the Ice with the Lomo'Instant

    New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.

  • Getting Festive with the Petzval Lens

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-12-12 in #world #locations
    Getting Festive with the Petzval Lens

    If you take a left out of Regent St, down a windy lane, past a wise old man with long fingernails, over a wooden bridge and through a giant metal gate you'll find a very magical place. Yep, it's the Winter Wonderland Festival in Hyde Park! It's free to get in and it is the perfect place to get some awesome Petzval shots!

  • Create a Gritty Frame with a Peel Effect for Your Lomo'Instant Snaps

    written by jacobs on 2014-11-06 in #gear #tipster
    Create a Gritty Frame with a Peel Effect for Your Lomo'Instant Snaps

    We recently came across a great tipster featuring a rad new way to punch up your Lomo'Instant photos and we wanted to pass it on. Within a matter of minutes and very little effort, you can transform your photos with a gritty border and some old school character. Read on to find out more!

    1
  • Shop News

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras! Don't miss the 20% discount!

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Invites Visitors to Touch and Photograph Outdoor Art

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-05-28 in #world #news
    Brooklyn Bridge Park Invites Visitors to Touch and Photograph Outdoor Art

    Museums and galleries often bear the sign "Please do not touch the art." Jeppe Hein's outdoor sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park does just the opposite.

  • Then and Now: Famous Guns in Pop Culture by Federico Mauro

    written by cheeo on 2014-08-28 in #lifestyle
    Then and Now: Famous Guns in Pop Culture by Federico Mauro

    Can you identify all of these firearms used by famous pop culture icons and characters?

  • Konica C35: A Wonderfully Analogue Camera

    written by marioman112 on 2014-09-01 in #reviews
    Konica C35: A Wonderfully Analogue Camera

    They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but whoever said that must have never shot with a Konica C35. This 46-year-old beauty can definitely hang with the big boys. Come see why this camera is one of my favorites, and why it should be one of yours, too.

  • Shop News

    Colorsplash your World!

    Colorsplash your World!

    At 30% off you can now color your analog images with 12 different color gels. Experiment with 35mm slide film and play with the built-in color flash for the most intense colors!

  • The Bokeh Effect and James Petrozzello

    written by givesmehell on 2015-05-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    The Bokeh Effect and James Petrozzello

    James Petrozzello is a New York based photographer currently residing in Brooklyn. He is a full time photographer and has shot portraits of Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton, Wane Gretzky, and Shaquille O’Neal, among others. He took a different approach to shooting with the Petzval Lens and tells us of his unique but interesting series of photographs in this interview.

  • Speakers' Corner: Interview with Photographer Philip Wolmuth

    written by anamartaml on 2015-07-25 in #people
    Speakers' Corner: Interview with Photographer Philip Wolmuth

    Having a respectable career photographing social, political and economical matters, Philip Wolmuth is capable of starting a dialogue with the public via his thought-provoking photographs. Going through the collective of images on his latest work, it seems impossible not to be instantly affected by the rawness of the emotions captured within the images. The passion, the anger, the commotion, the rebellion, the fervor, the shouting, the devotion; his work is inebriating. It's as if the images are screaming at you and, for a short while, you are transported to the Speakers' Corner without actually setting foot on that location.

    4
  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 2

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-03 in #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 2

    I’d only heard rumors of the Magic Tree. I had no idea if they were true and, honestly, I’m still half disbelieving of it despite the story I’m about to tell you. If you have faith in what I say, I’m grateful. If you don’t, I bear no ill will towards you. But either way, please shout out in the comments what secrets or sophistries you think I found through its twisting branches.

    18
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • April Workshops and Events UK

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-03-24 in #people #events
    April Workshops and Events UK

    Spring is our favourite month so we are putting on some special workshops and events at our Soho Store. We have organised our first ever LCA 120 workshop and on April 11th you can join us for our great big Analogue Day Party. Read on for the full details.

    2
  • A Weekend of Cosplay Competitions

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-10-21 in #news
    A Weekend of Cosplay Competitions

    There is a weekend in New York where the city streets look like an alternate universe, full of fantastic characters and people who seem to have walked out of a comic book or a movie. This weekend is the NY Comic Con weekend and people from everywhere come to one of the biggest comic convention to be part of one of the biggest Cosplay competitions.

  • The Character Mix in Jerome Liebling’s Brooklyn

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-03-18 in #world #news #events
    The Character Mix in Jerome Liebling’s Brooklyn

    Steven Kasher Gallery announces the opening day of the 50-photograph exhibition “Jerome Liebling: Brooklyn and Other Boroughs, 1946 – 1996”. It will feature stunning black and white photos from Liebling’s early days with the Photo League and color photos of Brooklyn subcultures.