Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wanna Buy a Bridge?

Perhaps the most "sold" bridge in the world; or at least, the most offered for sale piece of real estate.

Spanning the East River, this engineering masterpiece was opened to traffic on May 24, 1883 after 14 years of construction work.

My friend, Heide, displays this exquisite model of the Brooklyn Bridge in her dining room. As a young woman, she immigrated from Germany to the United States. She lived in Brooklyn Heights. In the lower picture, she would have been near the camera location, relative to the bridge, this being the model, of course. She loved her time in New York where she worked as a translator in the United Nations. She keeps this as a memento of that time.

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