Saturday Snapshots #43


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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  1. says

    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!!!!

  2. Mel says

    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.