May 24, 1883: The Brooklyn Bridge Opens
130 years ago today, the Brooklyn Bridge opened to the public.
The Brooklyn Bridge was the first Ken Burns documentary to be broadcast on PBS. Explore Burns’s Brooklyn Bridge timeline, which shows the progression of the Manhattan-Brooklyn Bridge, which was the premier engineering feat of its time, and puts its construction in greater historical context.
Top Photo: New York and Brooklyn Bridge: Promenade, c. 1898 (Library of Congress). Bottom Photo: Title: Panorama of New York & bridges from Brooklyn, c.1913 (Library of Congress).
I am counting down the days until I leave for Turkey for five weeks!! I am so excited but scared and anxious at the same time. This year, my life is changing so rapidly that I am barely having the chance to process it all. Until now, I’ve never been away from my family for more than two nights! I’ve never been on a plane on my own before and now I am flying away to another continent for over a month. It still hasn’t really hit me yet. No one to take care of me, just me, myself, and I.
It’s time to adjust to being on my own because once I come back from Turkey, after a month, I’ll move to DC to live alone for the next few years. I am not sure how I feel about this. Sure, I look forward to the freedom and not having to answer to anyone. My parents are finally trusting that I am an adult who can make my own decisions and who can look out for myself. Still, as much as I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for years, it is nerve-wrecking to not know how I will fare. There is nothing to do but take a “leap of faith” and believe in myself.
For now, I’ll continue to live in excitement over visiting a beautiful country like Turkey. This is an experience that will stay with me through the rest of my life. Hopefully, I don’t get too homesick and I am able to remain close to the people I love through all the various forms of communication available in this day and age. Although, I haven’t been truly blogging as much since my LSAT days, I’ll try to document my travels via tumblr.
Capricorn & Being Alone
I cherish my “alone-time”