The 9/11 Memorial + The Brooklyn Bridge

One of the most memorable things I did on my first trip to New York was visit the 9/11 Memorial. I think we all can remember where we were on the day of that terrible tragedy and to be at the site of it was indescribable.
This is something every person, especially every American, should see. I didn’t really know how to react to it, but I can say this: it was breathtaking. The monument is beautiful, yes it is, but what impacted me more was the history and meaning of it all.
This was definitely the coldest day of our trip. My toes and fingers were numb and I had to really persuade myself to keep walking. I wrapped my circle scarf around my neck and head and covered my mouth to keep the heat in. It was quite miserable, frankly, but I was in New York so I wasn’t going to let even that ruin my exploring.
We continued the freezing evening with a subway ride to Brooklyn for pizza at Juiliana’s Pizza, a spot that a favorite blogger of mine has talked about (unfortunately her blog no longer exists).
We ordered a Margherita and a No. 3. I definitely recommend this cozy little spot that makes me feel like I’m eating at home. Or down the street from my Brooklyn apartment in my other life.
After we were warmed up from the yummy pizza, we braved the cold again to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at night, because I have heard it is the thing to do and I wasn’t going to let 25 degree weather stop me.
And there I am, with my guy, on a freezing bridge. Though you can’t even make out our faces, I rather like this little portrait of us taken by Dai’s friend, Maya.

*all photos by Jess unless otherwise noted