Saturday, March 25, 2017

Photo of the Day: Brooklyn Bridge, ‘Sleepless as the River Under Thee’

“O Sleepless as the river under thee,
Vaulting the sea, the prairies’ dreaming sod,
Unto us lowliest sometime sweep, descend
And of the curveship lend a myth to God.”— American poet Hart Crane (1889-1932), “To Brooklyn Bridge,” in The Complete Poems and Selected Letters and Prose of Hart Crane, edited by Brom Weber (1933)

I took this photo in early October of last year. As you can tell from the short-sleeved shirts of those gathered by the riverside, something like Indian summer was being experienced and enjoyed that day. It was the kind of day that make those lucky enough to be in that area to fall in love with this stretch of New York City.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Glad to see the Hart Crane quote. To The Brooklyn Bridge included photographs by Walker Evans, at the time still establishing his photographic style. He is more famous for his photos that accompanied Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, but his Brooklyn Bridge photos are well worth a search on Google and include one of the most iconic BB photos ever.