Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Dumbo is the neighborhood in Brooklyn between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Although technically it's D.U.M.B.O. standing for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

The 'hood is both quiet and loud; there's very few cars or people around but the overhead trains on the Manhattan Bridge screech and rumble incredibly loudly. The streets are lined with old warehouses that seem to perpetually shadow the area. I like how in this shot, the angle of the shadow on the building is in line with the angle of the bridge:
Most of Dumbo is covered in cobblestone streets with occasional train tracks protruding. Many of the old warehouses have been converted to lofts, originally for artists but now for rich people.
Around every corner is another view of one of the bridges. There's not much going on in Dumbo as far as stores and restaurants go but it does have views galore and I enjoy walking around on it's desolate streets.