Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Into the light

Into the light, originally uploaded by Goggla.
Under the Manhattan Bridge on the Brooklyn side, the arches form a dark meandering tunnel of otherworldly spookiness...

Magic hour

Magic hour, originally uploaded by Goggla.
There's something magical and mysterious about the Manhattan Bridge that attracts me to it, no matter the time of day or year. Celebrating its 100th birthday this month, it's looking lovelier than ever.

When ever I'm feeling stressed or down, I head down Henry St in Manhattan to the underbelly of the Bridge and Mechanics Alley. The shadowy arches at that end rise up majestically as you head east towards the river, creating a cavernous cathedral beneath. I feel the bridge's size down here.

This view is looking west from the Brooklyn end. Here, the arches glow green and the necklace lights seem to dangle like jewels. This is the bridge's best face, I think...tall, elegant, noble, but full of secrets.