carroll street bridge

March 5, 2013
carroll street bridge

carroll street bridge

Carroll Street Bridge, west side

View of Gowanus Canal from Carroll Street Bridge

Carroll Street Bridge, east side
For the past month or so I’ve been working on a freelance history project with the Brooklyn Historical Society and a public school in the city. Together with a group of ten 4th and 5th graders, I’ve been exploring the history of this little corner of Brooklyn. We’re studying canals and factories and retractile bridges! Here, colorful shots of the Carroll Street Bridge for your Tuesday. Later today, more thoughts over on The Equals Record.

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  • Reply mandy March 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    i love that spot. beautiful photos and a very cool project!

  • Reply Mags Pomichowski March 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    WOW amazing photos! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.


  • Reply Harri Davison March 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Gorgeous photos, so vibrant. Thanks for sharing!


  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} March 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    What a great project! The kids must have loved getting out of the classroom to go on a little sightseeing adventure 🙂

  • Reply Joan March 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    This is great. More schools should do things like this. To work on a project and to actually get out and see it is wonderful.

  • Reply Linda Zimmerman March 5, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I would love to a quilt inspired by these photos!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic March 5, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Those pictures are beautiful, and that project with those fourth and fifth graders sound fun. Even though I don't want to be a kid again, at the same time there are certain things I miss. Class projects like the one you described are one of them, because they taught me to pay close attention to the things that I normally wouldn't have noticed, and they taught me to value them.

  • Reply Faith March 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Love Brooklyn! Can't wait to see this project unfold. 🙂

  • Reply lucent imagery March 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    How wonderful that you're starting the new year with a history project! Glad you're enjoying getting back to your roots and passions. This sounds like a really interesting little corner and fun to be sharing it with the kids.

  • Reply marissa (stylebook) March 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    beautiful photos!

  • Reply BostonGemmie March 7, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Pretty awesome! But me being me, I always have to know the full story!!! I would love to know what all the balloons are about in picture # 4 as well as is that a boat in #4 that is half-sunk? or half-sinking???

    As always enjoy your blog and pictures 🙂

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