Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bridges of New York

> The next batch of selected photos from my New York trip are of bridges. We went on a 3-hour cruise (not to be confused with Gilligan's 3-hour "tour") around the island of Manhattan (I know, I just dated myself). 
> I've always loved and been fascinated by bridges, so I had a lot of fun photographing them as we approached and went under each of them.
> I must note that while I tried to keep track and remember which bridge was which so I could properly label my photos, it didn't take long before I knew there was no hope of that. But I easily consoled myself when the tour guide told us near the end of the trip that we had gone under 20 bridges! 
> I don't have photos of all of 20, but I have a multiples of a few of my favorites—hope you enjoy my photos of these wonderful structures. We especially enjoyed a closer look of the Brooklyn Bridge (the last 3 pics). We took the subway to Brooklyn and walked back to Manhattan across it and took photos as we made our back. What a great walk!

See the little red lighthouse at the base of the bridge in the above two photos?
(sorry, my watermark covers it on one pic). Because it's the subject of a 1942 children's book, a large group of fans were able to keep it from being dismantled by getting it
listed as a New York City Landmark (read more).

This bridge was one of my favorites with the brick and multiple arches,
but I'm bugged it's not better cared for...there's litter, pollution build-up, spilled paint,
graffiti, and junk dumped around it...still, it's an awesome bridge.

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