Brooklyn, NY

by Elizabeth on November 5, 2012 · 8 comments

in Photo Posts, Travel, USA

One month ago Tim and I were in NYC.  We only had two days to spend in the city this time, and I was so determined to see some of Brooklyn that we booked a little apartment right near the Brooklyn Bridge.  It ended up being the best of both worlds – we enjoyed the bustle and noise of Manhattan for as long as we could stand it, and then came home to humming little Brooklyn to rest our eyes.

I would live here in a heartbeat.

When you’re in Brooklyn it’s hard to not turn your head to the incredible lights and skyscrapers of Manhattan.  It’s funny how you have to leave the city to really see the city.

 

It’s only been a month, but so much has changed since Hurricane Sandy blew through here.  I look at the people in my photos and wonder what they’ve been through in the past week.  I look at photos of this same skyline in the news and see that so much of it is in darkness.

It’s been hard, really hard, to watch this disaster unfold from the other side of the world.

Perhaps it’s made worse by the fact that our memories are still so fresh.

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  • Loki Lou

    I visited New York earlier in the year and absolutely loved it (thank you for sharing those photographs…it brings back wonderful memories).

    And I know what you mean about watching it all unfold as Sandy hit…I’m in the UK and was glued to the news feeling completely helpless and wanting to do something :(

    L-L

    http://oystercardjunkie.co.uk/

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  • http://www.rainbowtatt.com/ Rah!

    Sigh. Hopefully I’ll make it to NYC one day #wishlist

  • http://insidemyhideaway.blogspot.com/ Mary

    These photos are lovely. Also loved looking through your house photos. :)
    Visiting from NaBloPoMo. xo, Mary

  • Rodney’s Saga

    I tried to Like but had blog admn issues.  Usually Like buttons show a little picture of who is Liking. Another blog insisted on using my personal Facebook account rather than my blog gravatar. Didn’t want that to happen here but couldn’t tell.  When I tried to comment with “Like” Open ID wouldn’t let me post as WordPress or BlogHer. Dunno if that is your settings, my settings, or life in the blogosphere. Anyway, like the post.
    http://rodneyssaga.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.scarletwords.com Elizabeth

    Hi Rodney,

    Thanks for trying to “like” the post!  To be perfectly honest, this is a feature that I don’t use on my own blog so I’m not completely sure that the settings work as they should.  I’m glad you pointed out your difficulty with it so that I can investigate.

    I just gave my post a “like” without being logged in, and it seemed to work fine for me.  I’m completely opposed to anything that forces you to use your Facebook identity, because I never associate my full name with my blog.  I figure there must be plenty of others like me!

    I suspect that a “like” uses unique IP addresses rather than login credentials, but I’ll go and find out for sure.
    Thanks for your comment and please don’t be a stranger!

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