Thursday, April 17, 2014

photo walk: Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO

It's April and the weather outside is still pretty frightful (seriously, Mother Nature? wanna give a gal a break here?!) but yesterday I looked cabin fever in the face and took a good long walk despite having to bundle up - again. I chose the Brooklyn Bridge as my destination of choice, and while it wasn't my first time crossing the fabled bridge, I have to admit that seeing the city from such a beautiful vantage point never gets old. After I crossed the bridge (I started in Manhattan and walked to Brooklyn) I wandered around the area known as DUMBO, a hipster enclave that's home to cobblestone streets, old brick buildings, and flowering trees that I sure hope are a sign of spring!

If you go
The Brooklyn Bridge is open 24 hours a day and is free of charge to walk across. You can access the bridge from either Manhattan or Brooklyn, but it's my personal preference to start in Manhattan and walk to Brooklyn. Note that this is an extremely popular tourist activity but also acts as a functional walk/bikeway for commuters, so crowds are constant and thick. When you get to Brooklyn, skip the line at Grimaldi's and grab a slice at Front Street Pizza, then treat yourself to a truffle or cookie at the sinfully delicious Jacques Torres.

All photos were taken by me with my Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and edited with Instagram (the first and last pictures) or the new Actions for Lightroom by the awesome gals at A Beautiful Mess (the pics in the middle).

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