Today was predicted to be a little cooler but sunny so we took the opportunity to walk the Brooklyn bridge.
We are becoming masters of the subway now and found our way down with no trouble. There is a level above the car traffic just for pedestrians and bikes.
|On the way to the bridge|
|The beautiful Gehry apartment building|
|We've been under it, Now it's time to walk it|
What a joy. This bridge is beautiful And a master of engineering. It took its toll of workers in the initial stages because they had to work under water in cages with pressurized air and many of them died of decompression sickness. The original engineer was killed in the early stages by tetanus and his son was made an invalid by the bends leaving his wife to complete the project. Go girl engineers!
The view from the bridge is spectacular. The combination of the soaring sandstone with the city architecture was really lovely.
|Barriers on the aproach|
Even though there was reconstruction going on and some large barriers blocked some of the view. We had a wonderful time.
|Looking back towards Manhattan|
|It's like a cathedral|
|The road underneath|
|Manhattan bridge from the Brooklyn|
There are 2 exits off the bridge and of course we took the wrong one. So we ended up taking the long way around into the area known as DUMBO.
Down under the manhattan and Brooklyn overpass. This area reminded me of the Rocks in Sydney.
Seaside industry and old warehouses have been converted into shops , museums and galleries. We found a great place for lunch. Looks like it is jumping at night but it had a great daytime ambience.
I left Monica there to explore some more and made my way back to Times Square for my next show. This time Nice Work if you Can Get It. Songs by Gershwin but a new book starring Matthew Broderick and kellie Ohara from South Pacific . The story was true musical comedy. Unlikely plot twists and character progress but the singing and dancing was good and it was really fun. Monica had been shopping for presents so I made my way down to Macy's and met her there and we walked back up town .
|Bryant park carousel|
It was dusk as we came upon Bryant park again. It was so pretty in the moonlight with the trees lit up and the public library in the background. The weather had turned cool but I braved the cold and we found a cafe in the park for dinner.
The food was ordinary. Mostly salads or bread based things which was a pity because it is a great setting but I guess they don't have a big kitchen or something. Still it was a lovely experience eating dinner in the park. A good way to end the night.