10 Photos to inspire you to walk Brooklyn Bridge

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I’ve always wanted to walk across the infamous Brooklyn Bridge and I finally got to do it when visiting my little sister back in 2020. My sister was on a three month secondment program stationed in Manhattan and what better time to visit NYC than when when your little sister is around? Oh the adventures! I spent many mornings on my own exploring the Big Apple but walking across Brooklyn Bridge was a dream. I started from Manhattan, took a train into Fulton Street and then walked the rest of the way.

The best part? After getting off the train, the rest of the walk across the bridge was totally free and the views of the skyline are absolutely mesmerising. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges of the United States and was opened for use on May 24, 1883. Walking across is like stepping into every iconic movie ever shot on the Bridge. That infamous scene from Sex and the City, when Miranda meets Steve halfway on the Bridge? It’s as if you’re right in the movie standing on the side-lines watching!

The weather was warm and the views were great no matter which side you look. Below, cars were rushing by and the views of Manhattan behind me in the distance were breath-taking. My favourite part was the street artists stationed in and around the bridge selling little portraits of the bridge itself. I love supporting local artists so I was really happy to buy three different pieces of Brooklyn Bridge at night.

I’d love to return to the Big Apple one day and actually cycle across the bridge and of course, explore Brooklyn more.

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I'm Shalinee - a Geminian scientist who loves to travel, write, draw and eat chocolate. I've visited over twenty countries, published a Environmental Science encyclopaedia and somewhere along the way started a science communication company to help students and corporates translate that hard-to-read data generated in a lab. Other than that, I'm just searching for the magic still hidden in the world.

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