Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Brooklyn Tourists

While Jillian was in Chicago, we spent the day as tourists in Brooklyn. After we went to the Fort Greene Flea

we strolled through the city making our way toward the Brooklyn Bridge. Here are some of the great things we encountered along the way:

this amazing mural by Barry McGee (Untitled, 2012) part of Art in the Streets

and a beautiful surprise—the Brooklyn Bear's Community Garden.

I got a kick out of the signage on the corner pictured below—Frank's Frankfurters and the Gatsby-inspired sign for Fulton Eyes.

Then we stopped to admire this building's architecture—

 I have a design crush on these street lamps!

Famished and ready for a break, we ate a late lunch at Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Granted, this was an extremely touristy thing to do, but it was well worth it (and the wait). The pizza here is delicious!

Then we stumbled onto an Etsy Pop-Up Shop at West Elm. What a fun party—music, drinks, bites to eat, and awesome people from Etsy! My favorite store to see in person was Knot & Bow, which featured a charming collection of paper goods.  

From there, we made our way over to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, where we saw some amazing views of the Manhattan Bridge

and hung out in front of Jane's Carousel

Finally, we started to cross the bridge! I can't believe I've never done this before. 

The views of the city, and the bridge itself, were breathtaking.

After crossing over into Manhattan, we stopped for drinks in SoHo, and then headed back home to Philly—happy and exhausted from our little tour of Brooklyn. There is so much more to discover, though, that we'll definitely be back!


all images via The Pink Chalkboard

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