A trip through the park to the Brooklyn Museum
Getting there: Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum subway station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line (2 3 4)/ Botanic Garden station on the Franklin Avenue Shuttle.
(Photos/words © urban75, Dec 2006
The second largest art museum in New York City, Brooklyn Museum is located right next to Prospect Park at 200 Eastern Parkway.
Opened in 1897, the steel-framed structure sports a classical facade with a modern glass and steel entrance.
Inside, there's over 560,000 square feet of display space, showing off the museum's collection of more than one-and-a-half million objects, spanning ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art.
The museum receives around 500,000 visitors every year.
Modern glass and steel entrance.
Flags outside the museum.
The stone and gold frontage of the adjacent Brooklyn Public Library.
Entrance to Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Inside the Brooklyn Museum.
Some of the Egyptian collection.
There was an excellent exhibition of the photographer Annie Leibovitz's work on the top floor.
Coloured pegs, cloakroom.
Housing tenements opposite the museum.
Wet pain, subway stop.
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