Thursday, March 8, 2007

Under The Boardwalk

The Queensborough Bridge, completed in 1909, connects Manhattan at 59th Street to Long Island City in Queens. The bi-level bridge has 11 traffic lanes dedicated to automobiles and a separate lane each for bicycles and pedestrians. Interestingly, the bridge was built directly over Roosevelt Island without an exit route onto the island. There is another bridge that connects Roosevelt Island to Queens.

The base of the Queensborough Bridge on Manhattan's side are homes to The Food Emporium, a high-end supermarket and Guastavino's, a comtemporary restaurant. Both the supermarket and restaurant are carved into the foundation of the bridge and therefore, have spectacular granite arches with tiled ceilings.

This photo, taken inside The Food Emporium, illustrates the beautiful vaulted ceiling and tiles located directly beneath the bridge.


13 comments:

Jing said...

the ceilings look really wonderful.
Its pattern looks like some knitting made by bamboo.
:))

jing
shanghai daily photo

Nathalie said...

Beautiful vaulted ceilings indeed and you captured them so very well!

edwin s said...

Beautiful place to have a food emporium. Lots of deli stuff no doubt.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

edwin - I ate a lot of free cheeses, cakes, fruits and veggies at the tasting counters. I was feeling peckish after a long day of photo shoot. :-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh this is neat. I like the idea. And the photograph is neat too. A food emporium in and or under a bridge.

John said...

Now that is a supermarket, we must add to our list of NY things to do. A great photo as well.

ruth said...

Don't you just love high ceilings! And when they're beautiful to boot, what a bonus. Mmm, I love the free tasties.

That ceiling would be a good place for a Chahuli, eh?

ruth said...

btw, my daughter lives in Astoria. I just sent her your blog url. Man, there's a lot to explore there.

Olivier said...

Waouuh. c'est superbe et tu donnes envie d'y aller. Je ne connais pas, mais je note sur mon petit carnet à spirale pour mon prochain voyage.
Encore des adresses comme celle là.


Waouuh. it is superb and you give desire for going there. I do not know, but I note on my small notebook with spiral for my next voyage. Still addresses like that there.

tigerfish said...

I like vaulted ceilings since it creates so much more space to the interior. Nice.

eg (scotland) said...

Hey Ming - this is a great site. Fab photos and so interesting. I'll keep popping by if it's ok with you.

EG

Annie said...

Airy and spacious feeling this gives the place.

Keropok Man said...

i am just waiting for you to take food photos! LOL....