Saturday, July 26, 2008

Champs-Élysées de Brooklyn

This photo, taken on Prospect Park West (9th Avenue) looking north at the Grand Army Plaza, reminded me of the fame Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées in Paris. The Grand Army Plaza is a oval shaped island with an arched structure in the middle of it. It also serves as a focal point of 5 avenues radiating out from the middle.

So what are your plans for the weekend?

11 comments:

missy said...

Well I have just finished packing as the fella and I are heading off to london in a couple of hours as tonight we see Kylie!

Now got SATC on as there is nothing else on TV.

Now this isn't definate yet but there is a chance that my mum and I might be flying out till New York in November!!! Will keep you up to date! Have a fab weekend, Missy xx

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a landmark for sure.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Virginia said...

Vive la France! Could this be "Euro New York"?

Alexa said...

What a coincidence! I'm just headed over to the greenmarket here (I live on the plaza), to pick up some veggies and flowers.
Nice shot!

USelaine said...

It looks very European. I never would have guessed it was in Brooklyn.

This weekend I'm catching up on some sleep and doing household chores. Well, maybe.

sonia a.m. said...

Just a beautiful place for sure!

Have a nice Sunday!

Harry Makertia said...

Yes, it looks very European. I can see that its size is much smaller that Arc de Triomphe's.

citygirl15 said...

We're upstate NY this weekend, boating, scouring the farmer's markets and hanging out with friends.

• Eliane • said...

I'm busy with a little decoration project, involving a neat b&w manga, cheap little Ikea frames, a second hand graphic novel and a pop art bargain book from B&N.

Anonymous said...

I took a first quick look at the photo and thought you were across the pond- the big one. Now I know it's Brooklyn. I had no idea the arch was there. Great catch! Thanks for sharing it.

Doris

Dee Dee said...

Yes it does look like it belongs in Europe...but then lots of older buildings in the city have European design...

nice photo Ming