Saturday Snapshots #43

by Jeanne on June 20, 2009

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots, Travel - USA

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Brooklyn Bridge sunset, New York City – October 2006

The beautiful neo-Gothic Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan with Brooklyn and upon its completion in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.  A week after it opened to the public, a rumour that it was going to collapse started a stampede in which twelve people were crushed to death.  A year later, to put paid to these rumours (and, presumably, to promote his circus), PT Barnum had his star attraction Jumbo lead a parade of 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge to prove its strength.  Today, it is one of New York City's best-loved landmarks and no trip to the city is complete without a walk across the bridge at sunset.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  All photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store.

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Manggy June 22, 2009 at 3:12 am

Oh darn, I knew there was something missing to my New York Trip! Ah, another time then :)

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nina June 22, 2009 at 7:48 am

This photo is awesome, but right now I would be far more interested in snapshots of you new home. Are you holding up!! I wish I was closer, I would cook for you every night!!!!

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Natalian June 22, 2009 at 11:45 am

What an awesome angle! I like the way the cables lead the eye to the American Flag on the top!

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RayBan Sunglasses June 22, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Thanks for this well informative post about the bridge. I’ll make sure to visit this heritage of New York when i visit the city.

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Sophie June 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm

What an excellent picture!
Great!

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Pille June 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I walked across that bridge several times in June 2008 – your photo brought back lots of good memories :)

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Mel June 23, 2009 at 5:54 am

I love bridges, not sure why. So symbolic I guess, and grand, and that slightly exciting feeling you get when you cross them hoping they will stay up.

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ezzirah June 24, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Wow…I love your pictures, just gorgeous!

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