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Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA 22nd March 2007

2 Responses to “Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA”

  1. 1
    mc:

    This shot rivals only one other famous photo I have seen of this bridge. Well done and definitely needed to be black and white. The Brooklyn Bridge is my favorite bridge of all time!

  2. 2
    April:

    Great B&W. This is a classic shot.

Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA

The story behind "Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA"

I really liked walking across this icon of New York. It made me feel like being in a movie and the hike itself was one of the best ways to see a bit of the different parts of the city of New York. I tried to capture a little bit of the historic feeling in this image.

Finished in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, being 1825m long (5989ft). It connects Manhattan with Brooklyn, both places with a strong Dutch history (New York was New Amsterdam first, and Brooklyn is named after Dutch town Breukelen, just like Harlem is named after Dutch city Haarlem)

Taken in February 2002, shot on B&W slide film and scanned later.

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