brooklyn ...

no fridaycation
 this week 
tho 
i did get to leave the office early
 its not the same 

saturday
 i joined a small group of curious people


 on a walk 
through 
the carroll gardens/gowanus area of brooklyn

 quite a contrast
 between 
these two
 very close to one another areas 

carroll gardens is
elegant
stately way rows 
of 
once 
single family homes 
with 
large front yards 
yes
 thats a pear tree!



lead down
to
 the gowanus area 


you cross
 a bridge
 a 126 year old 
107 foot 
wooden
 retractable bridge 
(here's a link to an article in the ny times)
it links
 park slope to carroll gardens 
spanning


 the gowanus canal 


that mural 
sits alongside


that junk yard

walking down 3rd avenue
you walk past
the morbid anatomy museum
(click here if you want to see what we didnt)



we skipped that
in favor of
pie!


click here 
to
 see 
what 
four & twenty blackbirds 
serve


 excellent coffee 
a slice of sweet tomato peach pie 
whipped creme
deeeeeevine

then a short walk to the subway 
wait 
due
 to
 the extensive weekend track work
a derailed train earlier in the week
the closest subway station 
was 
closed
too lazy
 er 
tired 
to walk
 to
 the next station
we cabbed it back


letting me get this trifecta of architecture:

WTC
Gehry's 8 Spruce Street
and
Brooklyn Bridge!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, you had quite the adventure. That bridge and museum is awesome, but that pie!!!!!!!!

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  2. Sounds like a great tour. I didn't know there was still a canal there. Cool. And awesome trifecta from the cab.

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  3. A pear tree in New York City! Who'd have thought?

    And a Morbid Anatomy museum too!

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  4. born and bred in good old Brooklyn. It sure has changed in the many, many years since I left.

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  5. That looks like a very nice day. The writer/blogger at 66squarefeet just moved to Carroll Gardens and it sounds like a very nice area. Our "kids" live in Brooklyn but for the life of me, I can't remember where. It's too early for working my brain that hard.

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