(travel diary) DAY 3: …the B(rooklyn) SIDE!

In EUA, Fotografia, Life, New York, NY, NYC, Photography, Travel, Viajar on July 1, 2012 by "Our traveling without moving!..." Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

(…when you love something so much…isn’t it hard to find the exact words to express the feeling?… Well, this is happening to us about New York!… Is like needing a brand new dictionary – full of superlative adjectives – to describe every step!…)

With no doubt, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about New York; this particular bridge, one of the oldest of its tipe in the U.S., it’s not simply a vehicule to unite Brooklyn to Manhattan, is a symbol, a landmark, an icon of the entire city…

And, it is true, this bridge has something special: its architecture, its vivacity, its spectacular views over the East River and downtown Manhattan’s skyline turns every step taken towards the other shore in a trully pleasant experience… having said that… are you staying or are you joining us for a ride?!

Once in the B side, we made our way to Brooklyn Heigths, wandering through the streets where literary legends lived: Henry Miller (in Remsen Street), Thomas Wolfe (at Montague Terrace) or Truman Capote (in Willow Street)…with views like that…who wouldn’t be inspired to write?!

…and there’s no better time than spring to enjoy Brooklyn Heights – its promenade along the river, offers the best views over Manhattan and, as the sun went down, what it seemed to be the perfect landscape, turned into perfect MAGIC: one by one, the lights assumed the leading role, connecting, dot by dot, the chain that links Brooklyn to the island…that was THEATRICAL!


(…quando algo se ama tanto…não se torna difícil encontrar as palavras certas para expressar o sentimento no seu todo?… Bem, esta sensação é o que nos está a ocorrer com Nova Iorque!… É como se necessitássemos de um novo dicionário – repleto de adjectivos superlativos – para descrever cada passo!…)

Sem qualquer dúvida, a Ponte de Brooklyn é uma das primeiras coisas que nos invadem a mente quando pensamos em Nova Iorque; esta peculiar ponte, uma das mais antigas d seu género nos EUA, não é somente um veiculo que une Brooklyn a Manhattan, é um símbolo, uma marca, um ícone de toda a cidade… E, é verdade, esta ponte tem algo de especial: a sua arquitectura, a sua ímpar vivacidade, as suas vistas espectaculares sob o East River e o skyline do Downtown de Manhattan torna cada passo em direcção à outra margem numa prazenteira experiência… e, tendo isto dito, vão querer ficar ou vão vir connosco para um passeio?!

Uma vez no ‘lado B’, caminhamos até Brooklyn Heights, vagueando pelas ruas onde viviam lendas literárias: Henry Miller (na Remsen Street), Thomas Wolfe (em Montague Terrace) ou Truman Capote (na Willow Street) …mas, com vistas como estas… quem não se sente inspirado para escrever?!

Não há melhor época que a Primavera para desfrutar de Brooklyn Heights – o seu passeio ao longo do rio oferece as melhores vistas sobre Manhattan e, ao pôr do sol, o que parecia o perfeito horizonte, tornou-se em perfeita MAGIA: uma a uma, as luzes assumiram o papel principal, unindo, ponto por ponto, a cadeia que liga Brooklyn à ilha de Manhattan… e isso foi TEATRAL!


25 Responses to “(travel diary) DAY 3: …the B(rooklyn) SIDE!”

  1. What an awesome post!!!!! Go Brooklyn!

  2. these pictures are beautiful!

  3. Thanks, waldina! Goooo Brooklyn!

  4. Thank you, Wander Hopper!

  5. Beautiful shots

  6. Enjoyed this very much. Brought back memories of waking inthe same area when my daughter lived in Brooklyn Heights… well done!

  7. One day I will visit. Great pics

  8. Thanks Tom! Feels so good to know that our words could transmit the magic living in that place…

  9. I really enjoyed the ‘edginess’ of these photos.

  10. Thanks for taking me with you.

  11. Love me ma Brooklyn! :)!

  12. It’s always a pleasure to take you with us, restlessjo!

  13. Oh yeah, Dr.Claire!

  14. Marvelous shots in all!! Love them! By the way, where did you go to reach the bridge? We went near it but didn’t see an entrance to get on the bridge.

  15. I love your photos!!! Thank you for liking!!

  16. Thanks Di’! After some “research” (and some steps under the bridge!!!) we found out that by the City Hall there’s the access to the promenade… Is not as easy as it seems… but it is totally worth it!

  17. Beautiful pictures and you’ve captured the magic of the city perfectly. Very jealous but you’ve inspired me to make sure we visit within the next year!

  18. Thanks inertiapictures! Hope to see some NY photos on your blog…soon!

  19. Thanks a lot for the info. I’ll try to find it next time.

  20. Great photos that I’ll use to share with others (and I live here!) Thanks for liking If you are around Bryant Park on Friday’s look for my coaching sign and say hi!

  21. …so good to “hear” your words, lindabkatz! How I wish to still around Bryant Park so we could find you…but we’re back home (snif, snif)

  22. It sure does look amazing I must say! Great post 🙂

  23. Thanks, fixmeister!

  24. Love your photos!

  25. Thanks, Betsy!

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