I’ve thought about visiting the beach to take pictures but never really made it a priority because I can’t swim and I don’t like sand. Not to mention, I’ve been a bit skeeved about the beach since learning that cruise ships dump human waste in the ocean. I had a chance to take a few pictures of the East River’s small waves crashing against the Brooklyn shore during my visit to the Brooklyn Promenade in DUMBO.
My recent trip to DUMBO marked my first visit to the Brooklyn Promenade. The Promenade is a short strip located right along Brooklyn’s waterfront and is accessible via Brooklyn Bridge Park and small side streets. It offers really nice views of Lower Manhattan and the three lower East Side Bridges (Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Williamsburg Bridge).
Last Saturday I attended Scott Kelby’s 5th Annual Worldwide Photowalk as part of the group that met up in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in Brooklyn but DUMBO (a neighborhood located near the waterfront under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges) didn’t become a haven for creatives and tech startups until around the time I was in college. Since then, I’ve visited the area several times and taken pictures of Lower Manhattan from Fulton Landing.
The High Line is a public park that was built on an abandoned elevated freight rail line on Manhattan’s far West Side. Visiting has been on my agenda since the spring but I didn’t get around to visiting until a few weeks back.
Midtown Manhattan is home to a number of tourist attractions (ex: Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, The Chrysler Building, etc.) However, there are a few lesser known but equally interesting buildings and interiors that are also located nearby. I happened to be in the area with my camera one day and decided to take a few photos of facades and other items that I thought were interesting.