Monday, November 2, 2009

My World Tuesday





View of Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (formerly the Triborough Bridge) from Astoria Park, Queens, NY

After 72 years, the Triborough Bridge — Robert Moses’s three spans connecting Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx — was formally renamed on Wednesday (Nov. 19, 2008) for Robert F. Kennedy. At a ceremony in Astoria, Queens, Gov. David A. Paterson, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, former President Bill Clinton, other dignitaries and members of the Kennedy family paid tribute to Kennedy, the New York senator and United States attorney general in his brother’s administration who was assassinated 40 years ago during his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Thanks to the My World Team:

Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy | Louise


and

Sylvia, the newest member of the team!



12 comments:

Mojo said...

Must've been a really quiet ceremony. (More likely I just wasn't paying attention.)

Wow, 40 years. Doesn't seem like it does it?

Sylvia K said...

It is hard to believe that it was 40 years ago, I remember the day so vividly! Marvelous capture, Mary! Love the bridge against the lovely sky!

Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful bridge to remember Robert Kennedy with.

Riet said...

That is a beautiful bridge. Great shot

Snap said...

Beautiful photo, Mary. I was just talking about Bobby Kennedy with a friend this weekend -- actually about Bobby, Jr and his dad.

Carver said...

I can't believe that it has been 40years. Great shot of the beautiful bridge.

Wren said...

I missed the renaming of the bridge, too. We don't get so much NYC news here in the midwest as we did when we were near DC.

I'm with Carver and Sylvia: How can it possibly have been 40 years and seem like just yesterday?

Dirkjogt said...

I love this shot of the bridge, looks huge.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Great shot of the bridge, Mary, with Manhattan in the background. Is that the Empire States Building just visible at the far left?

Lawstude said...

great shot. jfk is one of the more famous presidents of your country that we know. just a sad ending to his life.

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful view, Mary.

Gwendolyn said...

I like the way you placed the skyline under the bridge. Nice picture. 40 years! WOW. Thanks for sharing.

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