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Project#4 reflection

During project 4, ¬†I didn’t really expect to do something like this for a project. I just thought we’re just gonna walk around, see things, explain it and that’s it, but actually doing the route and taking the time to ¬†see what is around you and have a sort of connection or feeling or emotion from what you’re looking at and where you are. You want to show everyone or anybody how things are in your perspective. I thought project 4 was a good experience for me to explore somewhere different to find what interest you if the route was quiet or filled with beauty or involves happiness or etc. I like to share things I like to convince people to do something that I think would be appropriate to them¬† and even though I’m not that convincing a times, I try my best to really get people in the spirit of wanting to see or do something without feeling like “oh it’s raining/it’s not a good weather today”, “oh I don’t want to do this cause I’m lazy”, but getting that feeling of wanting to do something is relaxing, refreshing, and comforting.

In my opinion this project helped me mentally and physically because I can be lazy and just stay in bed or if I’m in school after my classes are done for the day, ¬†I just sit & eat with my friends, but ¬†don’t move around and see what’s around the area. I want to see what’s around the school. I never been around Brooklyn as much (I don’t live him Brooklyn by the way) and it would be really cool to just see what’s out there for me to see. Mentally, ¬†I just overthink a lot and become stressful from tons of work I have to do and personal things but the walk helped my boyfriend ,whom was ¬†with me on the route, and I. It helped clear our minds and and try to enjoy what’s to see, have fun with it. Also tried not to think it was a project, but a challenge. I had smile on my face and he had a smile on his face. It was good to see him happy, is good to feel happy and when I looked at the Brooklyn Bridge I felt like I accomplished ¬†something and I wanted see more. I mostly focusing on the beauty of the bridge and see it in a different view and setting. ¬†it’s just hard to explain but Sometimes I see things In artist ¬†perspective and ¬†it’s just amazing. I explain it more in my Pitch essay! Check it out!

ENG Project#4 Part2: The Pitch

To start off saying, this route would be mostly focused on beauty. For the people who wants to explore and find the unexpecting secrets in Brooklyn. This route displays a walkable journey in Brookyln that differs from your everyday walks for you to explore something new & love what you see. So, ¬†what I’m about to share with you now should be suggested to everyone that have the craving to find beauty in whatever weather from wherever you start.

Imagine being on the Brooklyn Bridge and wondered what does it look like from a distance that you can see all of it. The beauty of that massive structure[Brooklyn Bridge] will blow you away from just staring at it during ¬†the night or in the morning, when the sun sets or rises. But I would recommend viewing it when it starts getting dark. You would say that you wouldn’t be able to see it in the dark. Well, of course you can. The light that flicker on top of it’s head and as the cars lights flashing on it’s body. You’ll be able to see it. Even with the lights from the buildings on both sides of the bridge will capture your eyes. As you stare in that perspective, you will think its flat and smaller from the distance your at. And you may ask where is the perfect spot to see the bridge at such a full view. That would be on the Manhattan Bridge. Its the best spot to see everything at the perfect height and distance. It’s not far from the Brooklyn Bridge at all. So, the route I chose to get to Manhattan Bridge won’t be a hassle, but seeing something new that i’ve enjoyed, you will enjoy as well.

I chose to go on a rainy day. Thats not the right weather to do such a walk for 15-20 minutes including stopping to see many things, but I’m that type of person that would go anywhere without caring if the weather is gloomy or not. Others should be that way as well to get to their destination. Anyway, it was starting to become dark which wasn’t that bad. Mostly your going to surrounded by Asian Culture, so, your going to be in ChinaTown. You want to see the amazing historical looking asian designs that they display outside of their buildings. Also, get to smell and see a lot of different variety of food you want to try or familiar to you. There’s so many markets that sell interesting fruits, bakeries with tasting looking treats and bread, cold or warm beverages from that I know that people would say, “I’m too exhausted to do all of that walking”, “I don’t have the time”, or “I’m too hungry and lazy”, and etc of so many excuses. I understand completely to those feelings because I can be like that as well. We’re all human, but it wouldn’t kill us to just take some time to walk somewhere and be sucked into it.

When you finally follow that narrow but bright path on the Manhattan Bridge, you will see graffiti on the ground and on other buildings. Different colors of graffiti everywhere as you walk and the view of the Freedom Tower in the distance. The lights of the cities that never sleep and the ant-sized looking, busy people that you can see strolling along. All you’ll hear is the roaring trains rushing pass. Might hear the honking of the cars but not as much. Then you’ll see the Brookyln ¬†bridge in your sites. Stop and stare at it. During the night time, you can’t really see the details of the bridge but the ontline of it with the gray sky as its background which makes it stand out more. As your staring, your going to think that it looks like it’s a ¬†painting, not real, with the water underneath it that looks so still and flat. Then having the dark sky and smoky clouds behind it makes the bridge stand out more. The one ¬†word you would gasp to some up what you see is, “wow”. Thats just a guess of what you might say, but I know you’ll be amazed. ¬†Having to see something that looks unreal makes the trip worth it. I think that walking later in the day and the change of weather made the sight better than going during the day. The Brooklyn bridge amazes the people that live within the city and outside of the city. People come all over to see the bridge and want to see the uniqueness and importance it portrays. Even according to the News report on NY1 at 7/07/2013, a large group of swimmers swam under the Brooklyn Bridge and had some positive comments about the experience. One swimmers says,”You look up and you see that you’re swimming user this beautiful bridge and it feels great. It’s a view that most New Yorkers don’t get a chance to see.” This quote proves that we have to try to look at this bridge in any angle as if we had to.

Therefore just think about beauty for a second and wonder if you can find it anywhere but at a different time or weather. I would force you to take this route but to become interested into it or think about it. ¬† Won’t it be interesting? Won’t it be fun? I think it was and I know you’ll think so too.

Sources-

http://www.ny1.com/content/news/185071/swimmers-enjoy-unique-view-under-the-brooklyn-bridge

Project#4 part 1 : The Route

On this rainy Monday around 5pm, I decided to start my walk¬†with someone very close to me. I thought the weather was pretty windless and calm. It didn’t bother me at all. Over all the walk from the train station to the destination, was 15 to 20 mins because we stopped to for a while to see the new sites around us.

I chose my route to beinning from to City Tech to my destination, which was to Manhattan bridge. Mostly I take the F train to and from City Tech. I live in Jamaica, Queens , so, it takes an hour or 45 mins to get to school. Back to why I chose that route because I wanted to see the Brookyln Brigde at a full view. That’s all I wanted to do on the route. I was very determined to see that massive structure from a far distance and see all of it. By the way, I’ve never walked in that area around Manhattan Bridge, but the sites looks very familiar to Flushing where my high school is.

Pictures on my route:

The walking path. Creepy in the dark...
The walking path. Creepy in the dark…
Zoomed in on the Brooklyn Bridge
Zoomed in on the Brooklyn Bridge
Zoomed out of Brooklyn Bridge
Zoomed out of Brooklyn Bridge
What I thought would be helpful to find to see your going to right way.
What I thought would be helpful to find to see your going to right way.
some of the convenience stores on Broadway
some of the convenience stores on Broadway
Interesting to see on the walk and helps to take you the right way
Interesting to see on the walk and helps to take you the right way
Get a peek of Manhattan Bridge as you walk across the street.
Get a peek of Manhattan Bridge as you walk across the street.
The weather set a quiet mood even though the area was noisy and busy
The weather set a quiet mood even though the area was noisy and busy
Beautiful entrance.
Beautiful entrance.
Welcome to Chinatown sign
Welcome to Chinatown sign
 graffiti on the bridge
graffiti on the bridge

 

Direction:

As you walk to the train from City Tech, you have to take the F train going uptown Manhattan side. You get off at East Broadway which three stops away from Jay St. Metro tech. (Note: be ¬†prepared for walking up a lot of stairs). When you get outside, you immediately can see greenery across the street from you like it seems like a small park. You will have to make right turn around the corner. You will see shops like ¬†a bakery on the corner, a Bubble tea store, small convenient stores¬†on both sides on E Broadway. You’ll first notice the Asian culture in the area and think your in Chinatown. Well, you are sort of. ¬†Anyway, you’ll ¬†walk straight down E Broadway ¬†and see small markets near the wall on the end of the bridge. You’ll have to walk all the way to the end of the bridge until you see a path to get on the brigde, but don’t walk on the path that is only for bikes. There would be a busy highway into and off the bridg, so, be careful. To get on the bridge, you have to walk past the park, Popeyes and an amazing entrance to the bridge that the cars drive through. Also, spot a christmasy sign that says Welcome to ChinaTown. to Then walk across to a ¬†small area in the middle of the stair. You’ll see a sign for people to walk on the bridge. That’s how you get there but you would have to walk all the way down to the middle of it to see Brookyln bridge. The walk to that spot is only have minutes even if the path looks like it will last forever. There’s no benchs to rest on, but a gate to protect you from falling, get a cool experience to be close to the moving trains, see the plenty of graffiti art on your path.