Thursday, April 19, 2007

Gowanus Whale Had Inspired Mirth, Photoshoppery

Gowanus Whale

A lot of people enjoyed the idea of a whale in the Gowanus, even though the Gowanus whale was really in Gowanus Bay rather than the canal itself, which is too narrow and shallow for such a creature. We don't know who originally produced this image of a whale (which looks like a Killer Whale rather than the Baleen that found its way to Brooklyn) jumping out of the water in front of the Carroll Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal. It made the rounds yesterday and was forwarded to several inboxes that make up our email flow, although we did find it posted as part of Gothamist LLC's flickr stream in case that's where the image originated. Even though the whale died yesterday afternoon, the image of a whale at the Carroll Street Bridge still makes us smile.



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