New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world. I have visited and photographed the city many times. This is the first of a series of posts featuring some of my favourite photos of New York City. The location selected for this post is the Brooklyn Bridge. The structure is truly iconic and is one of the sights which immediately comes to mind when people think of New York City.
Photos of New York City: Brooklyn Bridge in black and white
I have chosen five photographs from our World Cities collection. The first is taken from the Brooklyn Bridge during daytime. It shows the manhattan skyline viewed through the cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge.
The second image shows the walkway across the bridge. It was shot early in the morning. At other times you will find many pedestrians and cyclists along the walkway.
The third image shows a series of signs next to the ramp allowing vehicles onto the bridge. This urban shot captures the feel of the area around the bridge.
The fourth image is an iconic view of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn. This is one of my favourite views in the world and the subtle patterns in the sky add atmosphere to this picture.
The final photograph in this selection features a classic Cadillac in front of the Brooklyn Bridge. Note also the manhattan Bridge in the background.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more about these images or others featuring New York City.
About the Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge which was completed in 1883. It took 14 years to build and crosses 1600 feet of the East River. The bridge was designated as a national historic landmark in 1964.
Brooklyn Bridge links Manhattan with Brooklyn.
I have walked the bridge many times and prefer to start on the Manhattan side. It takes around half an hour to reach Brooklyn. The rewards for completing the crossing include spectacular views of Manhattan as well as the beautiful architecture and vibe of Brooklyn Heights. Then there’s the eateries. I have celebrated special occasions at the River Café restaurant and enjoyed ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream factory.