The View From Brooklyn Bridge

My oldest sister told me that one of the best views of the city is from Brooklyn Bridge, and she said that we have to walk pass half, to the Brooklyn side to be able to see the nice view. I wanted to see what she was talking about, and not that I never walked on this bridge before. When I was little, my second sister took us to take picture there several times, but all we did was walked up to the bridge, and when we could see the view of the city in the background, we started taking pictures, and that was about as far as we went.

At this time, my legs felt like they were about to fall off, we walked from Ground Zero to South Street Seaport.

Then to Brooklyn Bridge (It seems like I’m in such a bad shape, but my legs were hurting me before I went to NYC, it might have been that I stood so much to make spring rolls that week and the week before, and by the end of the week, I was worn out, I made over 400 spring rolls.)

I pushed myself, and it is as if I were hiking up the hill, and when I reached half way, the view is amazing.

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 5,989 feet (1825 m) over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. On completion, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

Above photo: Brooklyn Bridge, by Dr. G. Schmitz

Thanks lulu for the comment of “Have you seen the ugly “waterfalls” under the bridge yet?” , here it is. This was taken from South Street Seaport shopping area, Pier 17 on the 3rd level deck (photo above of Pier 17.)

This is the bridge that we saw on television of people crossing from Manhattan to Brooklyn during 911, photo below is by Jscurrier at Flickr of “people gather at Brooklyn Bridge on Sept. 11”


  1. I love exploring New York. For as long as I’ve lived here, there will always be corners unseen and untouched. I hope your enjoying your stay. Have you seen the ugly “waterfalls” under the bridge yet?

  2. Hi Lulu, thanks for the visit, you made comment while I was still posting, and updating photos, so I updated my post and added the picture of Brooklyn Bridge with waterfall, thanks for the mention.

    I thought it was odd and that’s why I took the picture, strange to have waterfalls under the bridge.

  3. It’s more than odd. I can’t stop hearing how it’s a waste of tax payers dollars from my dad. Especially since he has to see it from his girlfriends window every day and night.
    Who knows what purpose it serves?

  4. wow, this is beautiful. I really want to live there after I gradute. But my parents decline it. THe view of the buildings are so gorgeous. These picture are so amazing. So how is it living there? Please do tell me.

  5. Hi hleemoua, thanks for the visit and nice comment. I will post about Manhattan next (hopefully tonight,) and this will give you a better feel of the city, I think you will love it. 🙂

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