Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day walk

It started at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn, where there's a memorial for WWII.

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Then south to Borough Hall, where I joined a walking group. We headed west into Brooklyn Heights to look out over the East River.

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The charms of the area include a plexiglass water tower and the general architecture.

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We headed down to the greenway along the river, where there are lawns, beaches, sports fields and courts, and a view of the Manhattan skyline.

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Walt Whitman's poem, "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," is strung about on the railing.

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Eventually we headed back inland to climb to the pedestrian path on the Manhattan Bridge. N and Q trains clattered past us on our right, and on our left were some amazing views. This next photo I took through a gap in the chainlink fence that runs along the path.

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This billboard caught my eye too:

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On the Manhattan side, we walked through Chinatown, Little Italy, and Soho, and ended up in Washington Square Park.

From Little Italy:

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There's also a famous Italian (Garibaldi) in Washington Square Park.

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I love how the trees have been blossoming, especially the magnolia trees.

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2 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

It looks like you had a nice walk. I am out on Long Island so we had the same weather. I am glad that it has finally gotten nicer. We took our own Earth Day walk in the local woods.

HKatz said...

A walk in the woods sounds lovely.