Wednesday, April 29, 2009

approaching williamsburg

approaching williamsburg
williamsburg bridge - lower east side (entrance: clinton & delancey streets)/brooklyn - map it here [L]
The Williamsburg Bridge opened in 1903. Immigrants who were living in the crowded Lower East Side began crossing the bridge to fill tenements directly across the river. In the 1990's, artists who couldn't afford the East Village also crossed the river. And so today, Williamsburg is known as a hipster haven (Northside) as well as a Hasidic and Hispanic neighborhood (Southside).
As it is farthest north, compared to the Manhattan and Brooklyn brides, crossing the Williamsburg Bridge provides you with a closer view of Midtown Manhattan.
manhattan, from the williamsburg bridge
A warning though if you plan the crossing: you will be overwhelmed by all the of pink around you.
williamsburg bridge
It is very pink.
williamsburg bridge


Cancer Becomes Me said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the top photo. It's poetic. Please enter the top photo into some contests. It's gorgeous.

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow, I didn't realize you can walk across the Williamsburg Bridge.

So far I've walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and the Queensborough Bridge.

How long did it take for you to do that? It looked pretty busy.

el isman said...

nice is the color.really enjoy this photoshot.

Babzy said...

As tu croisé la panthère ? ;)

Daryl said...

nice .. I have driven across this bridge only once and only because we were lost ... I keep saying this .. I must get out of our hood and investigate Brooklyn its the one borough I have spent very little time in

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Great pics. I like the interplay between brightness and shadow.

Marie-Noyale said...

All This pink makes me want to go and have a look!!