These brownstone images were taken on First through Third Streets - the oldest, centrally located Brooklyn neighborhood. They border Prospect Park, a huge urban oasis for cyclists and pedestrians alike. Access by subway from JFK Airport is the easiest way to get around much of Brooklyn.
Photo Spot Details
One of many brownstones I shot in the Spring of 2016 to create a visual catalog of the unique architectural styles found in the oldest downtown section of Brooklyn. From Greco-Roman to Arabesque, the variety of details are infinite within the facades of these miniature American castles. Tulip gardens are popular in Brooklyn and add a strong color component to the endless sandstone designs. The dogwoods offer their brief splash until the greenery of the oaks and maples take over and dress each street into quietly shaded scenery.
Manhattan is a either a short 20 minute subway ride away, or a lengthy stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, making this historic town my preferred overnight location for visits to the Big Apple. People are friendly and helpful as you explore their urban terrain. The Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens are well worth adding to your list of destinations.
The image was taken with the 18-55 kit lens on my SONY a65 24MP body. Processing in Lightroom.