Back to NYC again from when we visited Robin at the beginning of October! I already showed you our day in Central Park. The next day, Monday, October 7, we walked the Brooklyn Bridge...something Astrid had already done in 2008, but a first for me.
Of course, we had to get there and so saw a lot beforehand.
It's not just the destination, you know!
Once we saw the Brooklyn Bridge sign, we could almost taste it.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of America's oldest suspension bridges, completed in 1883.
It spans the East River, connecting the buroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The upper level is for pedestrians/bikers only.
Talk about a photo-op!
Everyone wants to get in on the action.
And don't forget the Jehovah's Witnesses and their Watchtower...an iconic sign for NYC.
Manhattan Bridge on the other side, open since 1909.
(image by David Shankbone)
But not nearly as many as on the bridge in Köln when we saw them in March!
Down Under the Manhatthan Bridge Overpass.
At ground level we could look up to both bridges.
Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park,
even though it wasn't open.
We were even privy to a wedding photo-op nearby.
than what we ate...apparently!
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Fully replenished from lunch, we headed to the NY Public Library...
...taking the subway from Brooklyn back to Manhattan.
The New York Public Library is America's second largest, behind the Library of Congress,
and the third largest in the world.
Once again, Robin knew exactly what we'd want to see!
Totally worth the time it took on our way home.
Impressions. Impressions. Impressions.
Oh, and did I mention George Gershwin used to live in the same building as Robin?