Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - East River Classic

The iconic Brooklyn Bridge, facing Manhattan across the East River. Photo captured by Patti
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back, and this week I am ready! This was taken by the lovely Patti as we helped our son move to his new residence in Brooklyn NY in December. This is I what she captured as we moved south on the I-278 Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in the city - a 1930s relic of danger that requires the driver to pay close attention to the large crowds of maniacal NYC taxis and drivers - best to leave the photo taking to the co-pilot/first officer...

This is of course is the iconic and stunningly beautiful Brooklyn Bridge. The stone arches are works of art, and despite its size and age (opened in 1883), it still stands as a strong and stylish gateway to Manhattan. Shadows included.

13 comments:

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

An iconic image not just to Brooklyn and NYC, but for out country as well! Architecture=art.

robin. said...

lovely architecture...wonderful shadows...distracts one from driving...thank goodness for passenger Patti!! happy weekend.

colleen said...

So much going on here! I love a chance to see the Brooklyn Bridge. I've never seen it in real life.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A grand, grand bridge! Thanks for sharing this vintage shadow shot, Ralph!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph
Ms. Patty was a brave soul to help son move there ! You hear so much about this bridge it is amazing to actually see in an informal picture.
The graceful lines are indeed truly beautiful! Great shadow shot Ralph!
Joy : )

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love those "cathedral" shapes featured on the bridge. A grand perspective of an icon.

Catherine said...

It is indeed a wonderful iconic sight....

Chubskulit Rose said...

What a beautiful shot of the bridge!

Beverley Baird said...

Never been there - but a lovely old bridge indeed! Great shadows for the day.

BLOGitse said...

Those days buildings were built so much better than today.
In the era when boats were made of wood and men were made of steel...
Happy Sunday!
BLOGitse

Lola said...

Such a memorable icon - don't build them like that anymore! :-(

Have a great weekend!

Norma Ruttan said...

happy you put safety first, Ralph! Patti captured a lot of Brooklyn in this one shot.

Laura said...

Beautiful photo of the BB Ralph.