On the cobblestone streets under the Brooklyn Bridge there’s a spectacular view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. It’s a popular place for professional photo shoots and I love stopping to discover what the photographer is seeing.

I’ve watched photographers capturing couples holding hands, brides running to sail their veils or capturing unique glimpses of the bridge above.

In this frame, absent is any hint of the scene’s proximity to the bridge. The model is in an archway of a former warehouse The warehouse walls, still standing are repurposed as a gateway to a garden. The green vibrancy is facing the model. What looks like water behind her is bare ground,

The archway was beautiful. The model was beautiful. The photographers view was beautiful. It made me happy to watch magic happen.

What prompts you to see beyond the obvious while visiting a landmark?