Category Archives: New York

August 9, 2012 – a stranger in a strange land

(This is the second of four written on the iPad while in various stages of being in transit, and only now being published with images. This one was written on 9th August) Transitions are good when they are finally over. … Continue reading

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August 5, 2012 … the restorative power of trains

I was a bit harsh on Penn Station. Last week, I referred to its squalor when we arrived. Our departure was a bit better. I asked about an early morning taxi at the hotel. Our concierge said “they hang around … Continue reading

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August 4, 2012 … great art and whimsy

Goodbye New York City. I am glad we came, we enjoyed what we saw, but, to be honest, we are at least a little relieved to leave. Maybe the hot weather didn’t help, but my temperament is a mismatch with … Continue reading

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August 3, 2012 … a sombre interlude

Yesterday had elements of chaos and elements of tragedy. We began by walking from our hotel to the United Nations Building, about ten minutes away. We hoped to pick up a “Hop-on-hop-off” bus on their downtown circuit. The tour guides … Continue reading

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August 2, 2012 … it’s all a confusion

I have been up the mountain, seen the light! Yesterday, I visited what must surely be the ultimate photography and computer store anywhere in the world. Mary and I set out to walk the 1.4 miles from our hotel to … Continue reading

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August 1, 2012 … friends in high places

Total sensory overload. So much has been crammed into the time since the last blog, that I scarcely know where to begin.  We left Washington in the morning and enjoyed the space and comfort of a business class seat on … Continue reading

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