Photos Of BSA 2021: #8: Paradisal Brooklyn at the Base of the Hudson

We’re celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next by thanking BSA Readers, Friends, and Family for your support in 2021. We have selected some of our favorite shots from the year by our Editor of Photography, Jaime Rojo, and are sharing a new one every day to celebrate all our good times together, our hope for the future, and our love for the street.

A photograph recalling the idyllic calm of the Hudson River School of painting perhaps, this paradisal view takes place where the Hudson meets the ocean: Brooklyn.

It was springtime in our fair borough this year, and from this site within the damply verdant Botanical Gardens, one could still hear a distant murmur from the car traffic not far – but instead we reclined into the flora and fauna.

An instant classic for us, this photo anticipates the burst of color and violin strings and robins eggs and resplendent maidens with dew-touched skin who would soon be strolling on the arm of their beloved, pleased to catch their own reflections in the pond. From this perch on the restless overgrown shore, we knew at once that this would be, at the least, another unusual year, beneath troubled heavens on high.

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Brooklyn, NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)