The Brooklyn Bridge is in the midst of getting a facelift, so some rather unsightly scaffolding currently obstructs the usually magnificent, soaring cityscape. As I walked across the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan over Labor Day weekend, I was struck by the positive nature of the graffiti scrawled all over the wooden planks -- uplifting "big picture" messages written by random people from around the world, for random people from around the world.
Were these graffiti poets inspired by the location? Excited to be on vacation? Just in the mood to make lemons into lemonade? I'm not sure, but my spirit got a big lift nonetheless.
I hope the following slideshow does the same for you!