Tuesday, July 07, 2009

My Kind Of Goal Setting

I've decided that I am not going to let one day of this summer vacation get wasted. When I am not traveling, I am going to be enjoying my own city and seeing it as if I am visiting from far away.

My most recent goal included a tour of Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo. Being a Bronxite and then a Queens resident, Brooklyn has been a foreign nation to me. But, armed with my Frommer's 24 Great Walks in New York, I hit the trail. It was really easy getting there, I only had to change trains once. The architecture in this area is amazing. And, the view of the East River and the Manhattan skyline take my breath away. The pictures don't do the area justice. I was afraid of rain and left my good camera home.

Borough Hall train station

Borough Hall

Cadman Plaza open air market

Statue of Henry Ward Beecher--ardent abolitionist.

For baseball fans

This block houses at least 8 banks. The Chase building is one of the most spectacular around.
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I wish I could have taken the pictures inside. The ceilings were a sight to see and the chandelier has sculptures of women on them.

Manhattan skyline

All in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan Bridge in the background.

Trolley tracks and cobblestones still around.

Views from the Manhattan Bridge. I walked the Brooklyn Bridge last week, I had to try a new one today. It was kind of fun. The trains run along side the pedestrian walkway.

This water tower has seen better days.

Brooklyn Bridge

View of Lower East Side from bridge

After exiting the bridge, we tried to continue our walking tour in Lower East Side. We got half way through and the skies grew gray so we hopped on the train. My next goal will be to continue this tour.

(Lower East Side pictures in a later post.)


Anonymous said...

I like your point of view. Perhaps if we all use the same approach, we will see our respective cities and towns with fresh eyes.

appple said...

amazing pictures. i love brooklyn! prospect park and the greenwood cemetary are also really scenic and beautiful places to visit.

does cheddar cauliflower actually taste like cheddar?

Anonymous said...

No 65 Court? But you were so close!