It was a perfect evening when I made these images of the BROOKLYN BRIDGE last night. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Brooklyn Bridge, a free Brooklyn Philharmonic concert, fireworks show, and illumination of the bridge with festive lights were among the activities last Memorial weekend. The festive lights were turned on every evening from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m from May 22 through Memorial Day.
"A monument to big dreams forged in steel and stone, the Brooklyn Bridge’s completion marked the beginning of a modern New York. Today, locals and visitors alike continue to celebrate this landmark for its critical role as an East River crossing, its magnificent architecture and its history. The resurgence and growth of Lower Manhattan, along with the ongoing Brooklyn renaissance, guarantee the Bridge will carry on Roebling’s vision for a structure that is both emblematic of and essential to the thriving New York City community."