All posts tagged: Bridges of New York City

Bascove/Bridges: Transporting the Metropolis

Yesterday I had the thrill of attending the opening reception of Basove/Bridges: Transporting the Metropolis at the Noble Maritime Collection at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island. The beautiful exhibition focuses on her famous paintings and sketches of New York City’s bridges.  Her style of art is mesmerizing and I’ve been a fan ever since I first learned about her work in her book, Stone and Steel: Paintings and Writings Celebrating the Bridges of New York City.  Her images run the gambit of the city’s iconic spans, such as the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges, as well as its lesser known ones, such as the Ward’s Island and Macombs Dam Bridge. It was a delightful day to take the long trip to Staten Island via the ferry. Definitely check out her show!

Cara Sutherland’s Bridges of New York City

I will return to work on Monday after a two-week long spring break during which I went on a number of largely successful photo shoots along the Harlem River.  I tried as best I could to take advantage of the time that I had off to capture some of the subjects that had remained on my to-do-list.  As is usually the case, variables such as poor weather, prevented me from checking all the subjects off my list but it was fun and successful break photographically, nonetheless. I also made time to do a bit of pleasure reading.  Cara A. Sutherland’s Bridges of New York City (2003) is a beautiful and richly informative book full of captivating black and white photographs of many of the city’s most significant spans.  As expected, most of the book is devoted to the iconic bridges of the East River – Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, (Ed Koch) Queensboro Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge – and the Hudson River’s George Washington Bridge.  To my surprise, however, she focuses on the history and significance of …