Postcard from the Brooklyn Bridge

Postcard from the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge has quickly become one of my favorite “touristy” spots in New York City. It’s the perfect vantage point for a beautiful sunset, a relaxing walk on a sunny day or just a nice way to get from Brooklyn to downtown Manhattan.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Manhattan Financial District Skyline

One of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States–and the longest one in the world for more than 20 years after it opened in 1883–the Brooklyn Bridge features prominently in many movies, TV shows and literature. It’s certainly New York City’s most famous bridge and  one of the most pleasant to walk over: you’re not competing to have a conversation above a rumbling train, like you do on the Manhattan or Williamsburg Bridges. I’ve visited a few times, alone and with friends, and I’m always tempted to go back again: it’s definitely one of my favorite places to capture the gorgeous Manhattan skyline.

The Brooklyn Bridge and Financial District skyline in New York City

The American flag on the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

Street art on the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

Sunset over the Statue of Liberty from the Brooklyn Bridge

Sunset over the Statue of Liberty from the Brooklyn Bridge

What’s your favorite photo of/from the Brooklyn Bridge?

  • Needful Things

    Love your photos! I wish I had been able to get some good ones when I was walking across the bridge.

    Aside from the kind that looked like your 3rd photo, there’s one I took that I really like. It’s not as spectacular as yours but, for me, it just captured the essence of the summer day when I took it. Here it is: http://someneedfulthings.blogspot.com/2011/07/wordless-wednesday_20.html

  • Briel79

    I like the third photo down. 🙂 I’ve walked across the Brooklyn Bridge (towards Manhattan) only once. When my sister and I were in NY in 2011 we had a short amount of time before we were to see a play on Broadway so we raced over to Booklyn and speed walked across the bridge. Hopefully I will get to go back and see it at a more leisurely pace next time! haha

  • I love the second one! Is that one taken from Dumbo? I was there several years ago, and I remember being in awe of the beautiful view of the bridge!

  • I liked the last photo the most! 🙂
    Brooklyn Bridge is definitely going to visited when I go to NYC soon! 🙂

  • The third photo is my favorite.

    The Brooklyn Bridge is definitely on my list!

  • budgetjan

    The one with the empire state is my fav. I loved sitting in the little park in Brooklyn at the base of the bridge. On a lovely sunny day it was a great place to people watch.

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  • camorose

    I love it! I need to do a bit more black and white photograph–always looks so cool, especially in NYC 🙂

  • camorose

    Haha yes when we walked across at sunset, we had been walking around ALL DAY and our feet were killing us–we were SO ready to just get across the bridge and get to dinner in Chinatown! Can definitely relate 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! Had a lovely relaxing afternoon at Dumbo in November 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! Walk across at sunset–one of the best views in the city 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! Best to walk across at sunset or on a sunny day–although I think I might have to make it out there on a snowy day to take some photos as well 🙂

  • camorose

    Such a great place to people watch! I love taking a seat on a bench and watching all the different sorts of tourists and locals go by 🙂

  • Wow, what gorgeous photos! My favourite one of yours has to be the third photo, with all of the wires. I loved the Dumbo area too.

    My favourite photo of Brooklyn Bridge is the monochrome one Henri Silberman took with the Twin Towers in the background. I have a large print hanging in my lounge!

  • camorose

    Just looked up that image–so gorgeous! The perfect large print to have 🙂

  • sincerelykateb

    #3… the American Flag over the Brooklyn Bridge #stunning

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