Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Brooklyn bridge

yup, we had quite some rain while in new york. just like in boston; the weather has not been that good yet, this year... :( here we were at the brooklyn bridge, and taking pictures with a big fancy camera and an umbrella turned out to be challenging! just like the couple above.... :)
this bridge is just so beautiful! we walked to brooklyn, which is named after the dutch city breukelen (just pronounced american). just read on wikipedia that brooklyn has the following motto "Een Draght Mackt Maght", which is old dutch for "in unity there is strength". haha, whats also interesting is how the name breukelen evolved into brooklyn: from Breuckelen, to Brockland, to Brocklin, to Brookline, to Brookland and eventually, to Brooklyn....
and thats it for today! good night! :)

3 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Oh, what a pity of the bad weather, but it makes a fun photo with the people and the umbrella's. On our first visit to NY we had the same weather, luckily only one day. Even the hotel was wet inside.Yes the dutch have made their point in the past in NY, you see all kinds of familiar names.

Bitter End said...

One of the best views in the city and one of my favourite places!!!!!!

Sérgio Pontes said...

Excelent photo, i love it