NYC: Red, blue and… pink over the Williamsburg bridge

Williamsburg bridge - The cat, you and us

Happy day!

If you are following our New York stories you will right now realize how bridge-crazy we became. Yes… we did crossed the 3 bridges and if I’m not mistaken we only left behind the Queensboro bridge. Since we had the Williamsburg neighborhood on our itineraries, it made pretty good sense to use the cutie pink and blue bridge to get back to Manhattan, after a very hip day with graffitis and specialty coffee shops. More on all that in another story because today the iron lad is the main character.

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The Williamsburg bridge is maybe the less known of the trio, being Brooklyn the most famous and followed shortly by the Manhattan bridge. However, the minute I saw it I fell in love with the industrial aesthetics and the red-ish color, giving a punch quite perfect to take pictures on it. I love so much how the very bright light filters through the bridge structure and even creates rainbows (flares) in the camera! (yay). Take into account though that it may be quite tricky to take pictures on the bridge & the editing afterwards. Specially if, like us, the “session” takes place when it is better for our travel plans not the hour of the day, and you do have a very bright day.

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The bridge separation is similar to Manhattan’s, pedestrians and bikes on top separated in two lanes, each at one side of the bridge, while trains and cars ride on the bottom. It has also some viewing areas where you are able to stop at the bike lane to get a glimpse of the other skyline side. More people jogging or on a date gives a more local feeling to the crossing experience.

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Surprisingly, although we had the bluest sky day, just at the end of the walk, a short but super hard storm took us by surprise and we ended up quite soaked, but laughing so much too after our juggling to put the camera safe from the rain.

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The colors in the Williamsburg bridge give me that 4th of July vibe, so we thought it could be a good way to say happy day to the people enjoying this holiday too! Also happy summer to everyone (winter too for our Aussie pals & Chilean cousins!), are you enjoying yourself so far?

7 Comments / 4 

  1. Nieves - 4th July 2017

    Qué preciosas han quedado las fotos, de los puentes y la estación es una pasada. Dàmaris estás guapísima en todas las fotos. Me encanta el color de las fotos. De las fotos en blanco y negro, me quedo con la que se ve a un señor, con abrigo y sombrero, parece de una secuencia de una película. Ya os echaba de menos.

  2. Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's - 5th July 2017

    In all the times I’ve visited NYC, I’ve never checked out the Williamsburg Bridge, but lately I’ve seen a few bloggers share about it! With all the layers and the light, it seems like an interesting place for a photoshoot :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • We reply...

      I know! It’s getting more and more famous, right? :) It surely deserves this love. Thanks for stopping by dear Audrey!

  3. Jennifer - 5th July 2017

    I think it is safe to say that NYC is well defined by it’s bridges. There are so many! I forget where it is exactly, but there is a small narrow bridge that is JUST for pedestrians. So cute! I’ve never been on Williamsburg bridge! Or the Brooklyn! Crazy? right?

    One podcast I listen to the host (Hank Green) says his ice breaker question is “What is your favorite bridge?” and I think that is a loaded question for a New Yorker/New Jerseyean. XD I thought about it- and my answer was the Tappan Zee Bridge because it has the least amount of traffic XD Plus that means I am going to Maine- usually.

    • We reply...

      How interesting! I love the ice breaker question about the bridges, certainly a very intrinsic to NYC & New Jersey and not adaptable to many places, not Barcelona, ha! Maine must be so beautiful! I’d love so much to make a little road trip around the east coast <3 Big hug Jennifer!

  4. Fiona - 6th July 2017

    Ben has given me an appreciation of bridges and now I always try and admire their architecture :) The Williamsburg bridge is so sweet and your photos are so so beautiful, I could imagine you could spend a whole day on the bridge sneakily capturing the everyday!!

    • We reply...

      Sure! The bridge would make for beautiful candid shots! <3 It must be so interesting to have someone explaining the tech bits about the architecture.

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