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Brighton Beach in New York City

August 16, 2013

One of the highlights of our recent trip to New York was taking the subway all the way to the end of the line, to Brighton Beach in the southern borough of Brooklyn. It’s right next to Coney Island on the ocean shore. This is an enclave of Russian immigrants who have settled here, the language is predominantly Russian, and it was fascinating to wander around.

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You can catch the B or Q subway to Brighton Beach. It takes about an hour.

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This elevated train line runs above the main street which makes it even more interesting. It’s probably cool in summer.

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This sign made us laugh.

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Fabulous Art Deco style architecture on this apartment block.

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It was a cold day so we stopped for lunch. Everything was made as we ordered it!

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It took a while to get our food but it was worth the wait – delicious!

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There was a market in the street, and the shops were busy.

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Babushka chocolate!

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A wooden sculpture outside a shop.

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Every nationality has meringues.

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This looked good – not sure what it is.

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Russian beer.

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We bought a selection of Russian pastries to try.

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