Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

 

The Brooklyn Bridge, which spans the East River, was completed in 1883.  Since its opening, it has been a New York City landmark.

Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and through Brooklyn is a great way for me to get home from Manhattan. Our neighborhood in Queens is very close to the Brooklyn border.

The Brooklyn Bridge has a boardwalk and is usually crowed with pedestrians and cyclists. Everyone seems to be in a good mood. Many people taking photos.

It’s a walk that gives me a high.

To get to the bridge, one has to walk downtown about two miles along Broadway. Then, another four miles or so from the bridge to our house. I like walking the pedestrian streets of Brooklyn. (By pedestrian here, I means the word in the sense of ordinary,  lacking excitement per se.) They are on a human scale.

 

— Roger W. Smith

  December 2016

 

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photographs (with one exception) by Roger W. Smith

 

walking the Brooklyn Bridge

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See also my post

“Is the Brooklyn Bridge boardwalk too crowded?”

Is the Brooklyn Bridge boardwalk too crowded?

1 thought on “Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

  1. Janet

    What a perfect spring day you had walking in New York behoding the Brooklyn Bridge, almost a spiritual experience.

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