Brooklyn Bridge

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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 #bridge #brooklyn #sea-water #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!

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