Wednesday, August 13

Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass





We took another trip to the park late last week. This time we took a road less traveled (different from our usual route) down to the Fulton Ferry State Park in DUMBO. Immediately upon entering the area, we came across the strange little man above.





They have what's called Art Under the Bridge in which they seem to come up with the most bizarrely random themes and collections of work from what I assume to be local artists :)





What we really came for was some much needed fun in the sun time. We lay out a blanket, set out our picnic and soaked up the waterfront. They somewhat recently constructed another art exhibit around the Hudson and East Rivers called simply, Waterfalls.





They are actually quite beautiful for being built on giant scaffolding and give off the amazingly rich sound of rushing, falling water. My only critique would be to light them up in different shades each night :) But that's just me being picky...





It's amazing to me that only 5 years ago, when we first began to frequent this area, how desolate and quiet it was. Now, it booms with crowds at all hours of the day. How's that for neighborhood development!





One of our favorite events down here is the Movies with a View. They set up a giant projection screen just before the underbelly of the Brooklyn Bridge. At dusk, the park is packed and the movie begins, with a lovely view of lower Manhattan.





But for this day, just watching a bubble bee get his pollen on is just fine with me :)


9 comments:

quaint handmade said...

we need to get ourselves over there very soon. love your photos.

Julia said...

I love seeing the world from your point of view :) You guys go to the funnest spots! TRULY! I love that photo of the bee gathering its pollen :)

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Jaimee said...

I haven't been back to NYC for some time now...thanks for all the great pictures!

Alyssa said...

That looks wonderful! I love when cities do smart things like this - especially when it is outdoors:) Chicago is good about doing this kind of stuff.

Rosebud Collection said...

Sometimes, thinking of the city, you forget the beauty that is all around it..Nice pictures..love the bee shot..

Art Kitten said...

You make me want to come and visit Brooklyn :)

Nikki said...

What a great bee shot!

Cary said...

one of our favorite places to take the kids! they love throwing rocks here, and i have captured some of the most beautiful pictures of them here. such a great spot. beautiful photos!

Leanne said...

I have yet to fully explore NYC {being a little kid doesn't really count} and seeing the Brooklyn Bridge is high on my list. Your post highlighted some truly interesting places to explore! I love it when urban areas mix nature, a certain grittiness, art and architecture together. That "Art Under the Bridge Festival" seems cool. If you attend, please post pictures. And I love the backdrop for the "Movies With A View."