It will be a week tomorrow since I was last in New York and I am already missing it/thinking about when I will go back. I’m thinking this once a year trip to New York trend I’ve had for the past three years should turn into a tradition. While I can’t wait to tell you all the details of our trip today, I’m going to share with you the fabulous day Sean and I spent in Brooklyn, which I think was the highlight of our trip (well… it’s a close call between that and exploring the Chelsea and the Meat Packing district during our food tour of the Chelsea Market).
On our second day in New York, Sean and I decided to spend most of the day exploring Brooklyn, since he has never been there and I had only gone to try Juliana’s pizza. We got off the Metro and instantly it felt like we were in the TV show Gotham (still debating if that’s an awesome thing or a horrifying thing), probably because they film in Gotham but regardless we loved the feeling and architecture of DUMBO Brooklyn right off the bat. We then made our way to the water to find the Brooklyn Bridge park and of course we found the famous street that lines up the perfect shot of the bridge between the alleys of buildings on the way. The Brooklyn Bridge Park was breath taking and I got great photos. I loved the view of Manhattan across the water and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.
It was during this time I really geeked out with my DSLR and I officially decided I have a new passion in photography. As we got to the water and spent some time watching the waves, I noticed that to the left of me there were people standing on the rocks close to the water and occasionally the waves would come in and splash against the rocks. Have you ever had that moment when you imagined the perfect shot, spend minutes working to get the shot, and find yourself miraculously able to create the photo in the exact way you imagined it? That is EXACTLY what happened to me next. Once I saw the waves crash against the rock, splashing water airborne, I wondered if I was able to catch the water in the air with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background as well as Manhattan. I made my way to the rocks, found out how to manually set the shutter speed to the highest setting so that moving objects would be captured still without blur, and set up shop. I spent the next ten minutes camera at the ready and when the wave hit the rocks I would hold my finger down to continuously shoot. I got about 50 of these photos and I can honestly say that I am so incredibly proud with how they turned out. My best photo by far!
Next we made our way towards Juilana’s but we weren’t quite hungry yet (side note on the way to Brooklyn we stopped at Black Seed Bagels in the East Village and it was so good we both had two bagels HA) so we stopped at this Italian place a few buildings down from Juilanna’s. They had outdoor tables, so Sean and I sat outside and enjoyed a glass of wine while chatting and people watching. After some wine we FINALLY made it to Juilana’s and I can say my tummy was really happy to have their margarita pizza back in my tummy. Seriously if you are looking for amazing pizza recommendations you must MUST go to Juilanna’s, it’s the best pizza I’ve ever had and I have had a lot of pizza. Pizza is easily one of my favorite foods so you can trust me that Juilanna’s is pretty amazing.
Overall Sean and I had an amazing time in Brooklyn, sadly we didn’t get to Williamsburg but we will definitely put that on our list to explore next time. Sean did say if we moved to New York he would want to live in Brooklyn so there’s hope people there’s hope! Brooklyn was easily one of the best parts of our trip and I’m missing it already. I had fun imagining what it would be like to live there, living in one of the beautiful brick buildings near the waterfront that has a beautiful view of the bridge and Manhattan. Hey a girl can dream right? Have you ever been to Brooklyn before, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.