USA WAnderings: Walking and Viewing the Brooklyn Bridge
There are things in life that you know you will get to do and then others that you often feel are just out of the realms of possibilites. This whole trip to the USA has been the latter and I’ve been very fortunate. I do love bridges and it has been great to explore bridges here and one bridge that you can’t miss out in New York is the Brooklyn Bridge.
My first glimpse of the Brooklyn Bridge as we were approaching it so we could walk over it.
This is from the same day that I spent with Stacy, Robert and Robyn, though by this stage Robyn had had to leave. So over the bridge Stacy, Robert and I went. It was as we started walking over it that I realized how sore my feet were.
It would have to be one of the most photographed bridges in the world I think and trying to come up with an original way to photograph itis a hard task. In the end I decided to just take photos for myself and not worry about that. It was also hard to get photos without people.
I got my first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty as well. She was a long way away, but it still counts.
Once we got to Brooklyn we went and took some photos of the Manhattan bridge, the iconic ones down this road. It was here that we were joined by another blogger, Robin Kent.
We wandered a little more around the water before heading to the Brooklyn Park with the intention of photographing the sunset and Manhattan. Unfortunately there were no clouds for the sunset, so while there was a little colour, there wasn’t much else.
I could see the State of Liberty there as well. Though it was still too far away. It will be good to get up close to it, which could happen tomorrow, I hope.
We stuck around until it was dark to do some night shots as well. A few more clouds in the sky might have helped, but you get what you get. I wasn’t really disappointed. I enjoyed taking photos here. I guess there will always be a certain amount of regret that I didn’t get what I had in my mind and I may never get another chance to get that. I have to keep reminding myself that I have been so very lucky to have been given this opportunity and there can be no regrets.
It is sad that I only have four more days here and then I will be on my way home. Though I have to admit I’m looking forward to getting home to my computer, the large monitor and my Wacom tablet so I can really start working on some photos. I also miss my family and Tiddles, the cat. I’ve never been away from them all for this long before and it is a little strange.
I shall leave you now with a gallery of some of my favourite images from our walk over the bridge and then the night shots.