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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Crossings: 1908

Crossings: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Brooklyn Bridge." It seems like only 38,000 yesterdays. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

1907/08

Both Singer and City Investing Buildings are still under construction. So the year is more like 1907 or 1908.

[Excellent observation. - Dave]

That beautiful bridge

I have lived in New York for many years, and have crossed the bridge many times. But I still look at it with awe and wonder and delight every time I see it. It's just a beautiful work of art. And I've walked across it a few times, too (a highly recommended activity). The last two times I walked across the bridge were 9/11 and that last big New York blackout.

Nothing has changed but the clothing

I would suggest that all visitors to New York take a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a classic.

John Roebling tried out some of his ideas for the Brooklyn Bridge on a smaller bridge he had been commissioned to build in Waco Texas. I've been there, and it does look something like an adobe copy of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Free bridge!

Taking the subway to Brooklyn and walking back to Manhattan is one of my favorite free tourist excursions in NYC.

Serenity

To enjoy a scene like this nowadays, one would have to walk the bridge at 5 a.m. Ah, the days before angry hipsters on their bikes with whistles blowing at tourists trying to enjoy the skyline.

The Bridge is for sale, by the way

I'll make you a real good deal.

 
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