Monday, June 09, 2008

Manic Monday



Today Mo has given us the word UNDER.

In New York City there is a section of Brooklyn called DUMBO. It means "Down UNDER the Manhattan Bridge Overpass." Each year an arts festival is held in the area. Here are some pictures of last year's festival. This year the festival will be held in September.

Posted by PicasaDUMBO ART UNDER THE BRIDGE
Arts Festival




This is painting was done by an elephant




You can see the Manhattan Bridge in this photo and the one below. The area used to be filled with big warehouses but now these structures are residential lofts. I would hate to tell you how much the rent is...






A lovely watercolor by a DUMBO artist.


Other Manic Monday participants here.

theteach


15 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

I think I can well imagine how expensive those loft apartments are. Yikes!

Gattina said...

That would be something for me ! I would love to see that !

Debbie in NC said...

NYC is in my bucket list! Oh, I'd love to just go and walk and see!!

I loved the photos...anything NYC!

WillThink4Wine said...

Wonderful post, Mary! I love festivals. They're so festive!! I also love the phrase "under the overpass". I had many opportunities to use this phrase when giving directions to my previous office in Florida.

anthonynorth said...

Now I bet that festival is something to see.
Hope it doesn't wake up the millionaires in the apartments.
Yeah, right!

Sanni said...

I'd love to visit the festival - that watercolor is far too pretty! I want one... Sadly we won't be visiting NY this year, but next year we'll return for sure =)

Happy MM!

Jamie said...

All of the "gentrification" going on in New York is creating some beautiful and expensive neighborhoods.

Given my fondness for elephants, I love that painting.

Great post as always.

Bond said...

Well, we both celebrated our CITY today....

Carletta said...

I love that watercolor!

Ivanhoe said...

I like ArtFests. It must be so much "powerful" in NYC. Ahhhhh, gotta come back for a visit to my NYC...

Lois Grebowski said...

sounds like a fun festival

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Wow, what a neat take on the theme and a neat art festival...our best one here each year was rained out this weekend as the city flooded in various areas...don't worry we are dry.

crazy working mom said...

Wow, very cool!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

This is a great post, Teach!! That would be a cool place to visit in person, but your photos helped me take a virtual visit. I think it's awesome that an elephant painted that one picture.

Travis said...

Wow. That's way cool.