Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Inspiration Grows in Brooklyn

I've been wanting to go to take photos in DUMBO for a while now. I didn't want it to become one of those things on my list of "to-do" that never happens so I coordinated with one of my favorite bloggers since she lives in Brooklyn and set a place and time.

As cliche as it sounds, I never fully appreciated Brooklyn when I lived there and this was most apparent to me last week when I went back to take photos. I love it there. I think I love it just because it's wonderful but part of me realizes that I love it because that's where D and I first fell in love and where we first lived together as a couple.

Beyond my personal attachments to the borough, I love the mix of urban and suburban and the feeling that you are in New York City but much more relaxed across the river. Also, I love that feeling that you are somehow much cooler than your Manhattan counterparts.

We spent a few hours roaming the streets of DUMBO and I was happy to find someone who has mastered the art of taking photos while listening intently to conversation and making conversation and who totally gets the need to take 30 shots of the same puddle of water or fire-escape or window or rusty wall. Also, I was very thankful to find someone who loves pizza as much as I do. Get thee to Grimaldi's!!

Thanks, Amy, for a great afternoon...when are we doing it again?!

There are many more of this wonderful day but they'll have to come later...



























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8 comments:

amy said...

oh chessa - it was SO much fun! i can't wait to do it again!

Me said...

the photograph of the dolls is brilliant

nadia said...

wonderful photohgraphs!

Lecia said...

Beautiful photos - I saw a link to your site on Amy's - fun to see both sets of pics/the experience through two sets of eyes.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

wow you're wonderful! Am glad to know you via the lovely Amy!

Chessa said...

amy, it was the best time. next week!! new neighborhood:)

me, I thought it was kind of spooky but also humorous. definitely random. I love street photography!

nadia, thank you, dear.

lecia, isn't amy wonderful bringing all of us together? I loved seeing her photos for the same reason!

bonbon, it's so nice to see you here. I've been a fan of your blog for a long time. :) isn't amy the best?!

Elizabeth said...

Great shots! So bummed to have missed out on the fun. Next time I hope...

Gillian said...

These are wonderful! Let me know next time you do this!