Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sunny Brooklyn

Monday was the perfect day to run away to the newly opened sections of Brooklyn Park under the Brooklyn Bridge.

The railings featured some beautiful type and designs that echo the suspension cables of the bridge. They also cast lovely shadows along the pier.

We spotted what looked like a solar dumpster, but more research revealed that it is a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station built by the Beautiful Earth Group, a Brooklyn-based renewable energy company. According to their website, the station is the first solar-powered charging station in New York City and one of only a few in the world. Brooklyn Bridge Park will use the donated station to charge its electric service vehicles (EVs) using only the power of the sun.

[Bottom image from the Beautiful Earth Group website]

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