New York City Pictures
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Brooklyn Bridge, heading for Manhattan island, New York City.
Crossing Brooklyn Bridge - or even just walking halfway across then back - is one of New York's most illuminating experiences, summarising the city perfectly. An impressive sight during the day, Manhattan becomes a glowing, magical fortress of light after dark, enveloped by thunderous, roaring, destructive forces of four-wheel evil.
The stunning bridge, opened in 1883 after a number of tragic accidents, was the world's first steel suspension bridge.
The Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian and cyclist section, above the motor vehicles.
A pedestrian/cycle path running down the centre and above the noxious transport beasts, was added to the Brooklyn Bridge in the 1980s.
The starting points of the path are poorly marked and vehicle noise is oppressive, but the city views after sunset are wonderful. Walking out from the Manhattan end up to the central point and returning from there is probably the easiest way to accomplish this walk, but don't stray into the bike lane without looking or you stand a good chance of being wiped out by two-wheel furies.
Central Park, Manhattan's lungs and a spectacular relief from traffic drone, concrete canyons and shopping psychosis.