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Member Name: silas.jones
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, USA)
Date: 20/10/00, updated on 20/10/00 (16 review reads)
Advantages: Oustanding views
Disadvantages: Best to wait till a clear day.
Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the best FREE things you can do on this small planet. If you go on a nice day you will feel enriched by the experience.
I went on a crisp clear winters day, and when I close my eyes I can still see the criss cross steel supporting wires and I can also see the absoulutely breathtaking views of Manhattan. I am greatly in favour of anything that will get you outside Manhattan. This is beacuse you have to get outside to give the feel for New York.
You realise just how magnificent the city looks. It puts our Britsih skylines to shame. The benefit of the Brooklyn bridge is that you will also get a chance to view Manhattan from more of a side angle. If you go to the Statue of Liberty you will only see the southern tip.
The best way to do the bridge is to get the subway to Brooklyn. There is a subway route that will take you to a stop very close to the Brooklyn end of the bridge. Then just walk back over at your own pace. Take a camcorder or camera and take some nice shot. I would say a camcorder is better if you can get hold of one. You will get more of a feel for the scale than a camera shot.
All and all you can't reallty go wrong as it costs nothing and you will be left with lastin memories.