I always feel a nostalgic whimsy for the brownstone homes in this area of Brooklyn.
They are very well kept and very expensive to buy these days.
Much of the borough of Brooklyn has undergone a renaissance, and is now considered a chic place to live.
I guess I will have to keep my dream of living in one of these houses as pure fantasy--especially now that I live 1800 miles away in Colorado!
Manhattan was also in bloom--tulips on Park Avenue, lilies in Rockefeller Center, trees in blossom everywhere and a cute doll dressed for April showers in the American Girl Place store of Fifth Ave.
Love is certainly in the air during the Spring season and that is especially true in New York! Do you see all the locks on the fence along the Fulton Landing in Brooklyn? They are called "Love Locks," and were placed there as part of a growing trend. People in love place the locks on bridge and then throw the key into the water, as part of a testament of their eternal love for each other. This has been a trend mainly in cities in Europe, and you can read the story of how it began here, but the custom has now found its way to New York City.
A close up of some of the locks.
Our tour guide told us that the NY Parks Department and/or the Department of Transportation comes around occasionally to remove the locks on the fences and on the Brooklyn Bridge, as it is considered an act of vandalism. He also joked that the people who used combination locks may be worried about keeping a long term commitment (smile). What do you think?
One thing for sure--my husband and I don't need a love lock--we will be married 40 years this fall! I think it is safe to say that our commitment will last forever. Another New York City post coming up next time ...come back soon!
Have a very Happy Mother's Day!
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