Wednesday, February 1, 2012

From the Footbridge


I cross this footbridge (just one block from my apartment) at least twice a day.  It extends over a heavily trafficked highway, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.  I'm sure that every time we cross we are taking minutes off of our lives as we inhale toxic fumes and take in all the noise pollution.

This church, however, gives me great joy.  I have never been inside.  But I've walked by and heard its song. 

No matter what mood I am in when I pass, the view yanks my chin upward.  There is something so majestic about the clock tower and that little sea foam gothic window. The steeple climbs so high, you can see it from across the river at Governor's Island.  It marks the spot.  As I approach it at the end of each day, I know I am close to home.

I have taken a picture of this church from every possible angle.  I like this one best.

10 comments:

  1. Another beautiful photo! I've been toying with taking some pics around my lil' town and posting on my blog...although each would be accompanied with some story of high school hijinks ("Hah, this is the church parking lot where Billy drunk-puked on grad night!").

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I think you should go for it. I, personally, would love to hear the story of Billy drunk-puking :)

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  2. I have little landmarks I pass in my travels each day and, like you, they make me smile! This church is gorgeous, and I like what you said about knowing you're close to home. I often have that sort of feeling, too.

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    1. Glad we share this feeling, Meg :) I treasure those kind of landmarks too. I have them for so many different places in my life.

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  3. I live at the foot of souring mountains and they make me happy everyday!

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  4. You're very talented! I love the angle of the photo and the colors within the night! What a lovely landmark to highlight your walk home!

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  5. What a gorgeous church! Too bad about the fumes because that seems like such a nice little path. I always love the feeling of power I get when I walk over highways and such. :)

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  6. This is an awesome capture! WOW! Roland

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  7. I love old churches, too. There's just something about them that makes me want to tip toe inside. :) Great photo!
    (Mandy)

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