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Brooklyn Bridge©

Looking @the skyline of a city that never sleeps
Where the magnificent lights never go out (With the exception of power cuts in modern times!)
Let there be light always in Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and last, but not least Brooklyn.

Our youngest daughter used to live in Brooklyn NY, so I painted this one for her.
Now she lives in Hell's Kitchen, which sounds worse than it is, because this area of Manhattan is fast becoming a desirable location on the west side of New York.

It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 5,989 feet (1825 m) over the East River, connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Construction began in January 3, 1870.
The Brooklyn Bridge was completed thirteen years later.
Contemporaries marveled at what technology was capable of and the bridge became a symbol of the optimism of the time
The bridge is used for many television series and film as well.

This mahogany FRAME with metal corners suits this painting, since the corners reminded me of the bridge!

Acrylic on a canvas panel 16"x20", [40.6x50.8 cm]

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2006©
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.

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Wes Schuelke 23 Sep 2019

Awesome artwork, well done.

Andrei Mezei 02 Dec 2012

supergreat work Olga!beautiful colors and reflections!unique vision of NY!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 09 Nov 2010

gorgeous colors!!

Bruce Combs 05 Aug 2010

Olga, your paintings are beyond words. Several times I've started to write complements and just sat still in front of the computer staring. Your portraits awe me perhaps the most. All the paintings are beautiful as well as being so skillfully executed. I chose to write under this one because, as lots of folks mention here, you have captured in this one and all the others, too, a mysterious and unique mesmerizing spirit that fills and emmenates from the city. Artists in every genre, music, dance, visual art, writers of poetry and prose, living action things. You have to just be there and experience it! Why am I telling you this? How neat to put the night and day one side by side! Thank you again, Olga, and for the many generous words you have left for me so often. Peace, etc., Bruce

Artist Reply: THANK YOU SO MUCH for your very generous comment, Bruce. What an honor...! Love and Light, OLGA

Marika Antal 17 Jun 2008

ohhhh!!! fabulously wonderful colours!!!!!!!!