Manhattan Monday 30 – Brooklyn Bridge

Yes Ma’am, yessir, I do know it is Tuesday. Please cut me some slack.

Brooklyn Bridge is furthest downriver in the smoggy background. From Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Brooklyn Bridge is furthest downriver in the smoggy background. From Empire State Building NYC June 2013

As you will note from the watermarks on these photos, they were shot in different years. We have been into New York City four times since 2010 as short side trips from visits to my son in northeastern Pennsylvania.

As we learned from the “hop on hop off” Brooklyn bus tour guide last year, there are three bridges over the East River.  From south to north they are the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. If you have trouble remembering: BMW is the key.

The shots today are of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Taken while on the hover Ferry between East 34th street and Pier 11/Wall Street.

Taken while on the hover ferry between East 34th street and Pier 11/Wall Street.

Brooklyn Bridge from river level in Brooklyn, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge from river level in Brooklyn, 2015

 

We walked the Manhattan half of it – and returned – in 2010; I would recommend it to anyone visiting New York City, but not necessarily on a hot day in August!

I was not hanging out over the vehicular traffic. There are walkways around the pillars that put you above the roadways.

I was not hanging out over the vehicular traffic. There are walkways around the pillars that put you above the roadways.

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge – looking back at Manhattan.

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge. At the time I knew why the flags were at half mast.

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

If we make another trip, I want to walk the Brooklyn half of the bridge.

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12 comments on “Manhattan Monday 30 – Brooklyn Bridge

  1. My sister’s and I are planning a trip to NYC this Spring. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is on my must do list.

    Lovely images of the Bridge!

  2. Great shots of the bridges Bunty! One place I have NEVER been!

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Thanks for the kudos. I had never particularly wanted to go to New York City until it seemed silly not to go since it was a 90 minute bus ride away. Now I’m hooked.

  3. Wonderful pics .. That bridge likes having its picture taken! Some of those shots made me feel dizzy 😀

  4. One of my uncles (now deceased) used to live in Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Bridge. He worked near City Hall in lower Manhattan. Many workdays he’d walk to and from work, using the Brooklyn Bridge.

  5. Reblogged this on Catherine Vaughan's World and commented:
    On my bucket list to visit…

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