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crossing brooklyn ferry

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferying at 3:46 am on Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
“Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes,
         how curious you are to me!
On the ferry- boats the hundreds and hundreds that cross,
        returning home, are more curious to me than you suppose,
And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence are
          more to me, and more in my meditations, than you might
                                                                                       -Walt Whitman

oldfulton1880image source:
Here is a picture of the fulton ferry landing from 1880’s. You can see that it is very empty, just store fronts  along the side and the Brooklyn Bridge in the back, along the right side of the image. There are no skyscrappers or pedestrains walking on the streets.


whereas, above is a picture of the fulton ferry landing today. there are still crowds of men and women in causal clothes, but yet they arent so curious to me, they just look like normal new yorkers looking to relax and a nice scenery, although maybe they are curious about their sorroundings. Also, we can see sky scrappers in the background as opposed to the old fulton ferry landing, where it was just clear skies. But one thing remains the same, the Brooklyn Bridge is still stands to the right of the picture.

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Comment by Chase Lysias

October 6, 2009 @ 4:04 am

The building architectural frames do not look the same today at all… But it is amazing to know that the bridge still stands tall and strong ’til this day.

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