Sunday Salon: The Brooklyn Bridge

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Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are all having a nice weekend. We’ve had some rainy weather here and are keeping an eye out for Hurricane Joaquin as it passes through New Jersey. We haven’t been hit badly where I live, just plenty of rain and some winds.

Last month we took a trip out to NYC into Brooklyn. I wanted Brooklyn pizza and it was well worth the trip. I thought I’d share some pics.

While there we went to the Brooklyn Bridge for a stroll and had a fantastic time. I just love the city, there is always something to see and do and there is so much history there.

These are a few of the pics I took that day…
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The view of the Freedom Tower from the bridge.

I once watched a documentary on the History Channel about the Brooklyn Bridge and it really captured my interest.
The bridges chief engineer, a German immigrant named John A. Roebling died early on during its construction and his son Washington Roebling took over the project. Washington Roebling wound up being so ill from a disease he obtained as a result of the construction, that he oversaw the completion of the bridge from his apartment using a telescope. His wife Emily did alot of the communicating back and forth with the bridge workers.

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View from the street. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in NYC.

On a another note, I will be doing some blog hopping and catching up on scheduling blog posts today. I have been crocheting alot in my free time lately and my book blogging has fallen wayside.
I have just finished another shawl, using the SouthBay Shawlette pattern. I am really happy with the way it turned out.
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Have a nice upcoming week! What are you up to today?


These photos are my own and are not to be removed from this post, to do so would be a copyright violation.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: The Brooklyn Bridge

  1. Hi Naida,

    I have never been to NYC on my US trips, although many friends and family have and have nothing but good things to say about both the place and of course, the food!

    Dave used to have a paranoid fear of heights and although, after some coaching, he is loads better than he used to be, I still don’t think he would be persuaded to walk across that bridge. My niece and her husband went to Australia for their honeymoon and came back with pictures of them climbing the outside of Sydney Harbour Bridge, as part of an organised experience trip. The photo’s alone were enough to have Dave cringing!

    You have some amazing pictures and it looks as though you had a great day 🙂

    Love the shawl pattern and the colour, very autumnal 🙂

    I have several Afghan blankets half started, but can’t seem to muster the enthusiasm to finish them off !

    I hope that you get your reading mojo back soon and have a good week


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  2. Hi Yvonne, the Sydney Harbour Bridge must be amazing. That fear of heights is very common.
    Happy knitting and reading. I love to crochet during these cooler months. Especially at night while watching tv. 🙂


  3. Lovely photos (and I like how you got an angle capturing the dense traffic) 🙂

    On Columbus Day I walked the length of Manhattan, which was a lot of fun. I’d been to pretty much every one of the neighborhoods I’d walked through, but I still saw new things, learned new things.


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