When Sarah was in town a couple of weeks ago, I took her the few short blocks from our house to the waterfront. She got to see one of the main reasons I love living in Brooklyn versus Manhattan, the skyline. I only have to walk five blocks to get one of the best views in the world. Sarah lives in Boston and loves a big city at least as much, if not more than me, and when we walked upon the view she expressed my feelings to a T. She said that some people think that you can't beat a mountain or ocean view, but that one of the most beautiful views to her is a city skyline. I couldn't agree more. There is something beautiful, energizing and exciting about seeing the buildings rising to varying heights and standing solid right next to each other. I find a cityscape mesmerizing.
I remember the first time I drove through Atlanta after moving away from the big city to Charlottesville. It was night, and Mitch was driving. We hit 75/85 South right when it curves around downtown, and I was like a kid in a candy store. By the time we were through downtown, I had turned around in my seat to soak in the view as long as I could. There is just something amazing about the twinkling lights of the buildings against the dark sky. I don't know how this girl from Dothan, Alabama became a city girl, but she did!
Saturday mornings are family walk time. We usually get up and take Bo for a long walk or to the dog park and then swing by our favorite pastry shop for a coffee and a croissant. We decided to head down to the pier this past Saturday, and I took a few pictures so you can see the view and all of the snow!
Does anyone else get excited by cityscapes as much as Sarah and I?