Who doesn’t enjoy a boat ride on Toronto Harbour a glorious sunny day? How About a Tour Boat on Toronto Harbour? As I was exploring Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, I noticed tour boats docked at the pier. Sometimes, boat tours and even those hop-on hop-off bus tours can be the right thing to do. I just […]
Earth Day 2012 – Mobilize the Earth is coming up on April 22nd. There will be big events and organized activities all over the world to observe the day. In the United States, the main event will be at the National Mall in Washington D.C. with concerts, high-profile speakers, exhibits, and educational workshops aimed at […]
Over the rooftops of Chinatown atop Telegraph Hill is Coit Tower, an iconic landmark of San Francisco. The tower was built in 1933 in honor of Lillie Hitchcock Coit and dedicated to San Francisco firefighters. A very colorful character, Lillie was an avid supporter of the fire department during her life. At 15 years old, […]
On a weekend getaway, we stayed in Cambria, California after driving down the coast from the San Francisco Bay Area. After a drive along Big Sur and touring the extravagant Hearst Castle in San Simeon, we checked into our hotel in Cambria. Before dinner we took a walk along the boardwalk and stopped at Moonstone […]
The Chandelier is one of the five bars and lounges at The Cosmopolitan, a resort on the Las Vegas Strip where they are puttin’ on the glitz. It’s made up of three levels, each with its own distinctive bar. Strung from the top, sheets of crystal beads around the bars create the chandelier. A little […]
While visiting family in Arizona, my sister took me to a very unusual place in Phoenix that I hadn’t seen on previous trips. She and her husband came across it unexpectedly while out for a bike ride one day. I’m guessing that most travelers and a large percentage of residents don’t know about this interesting site either.
In 2006, we had a wonderful three month stay in New York City. Our final full day there was Easter Sunday. We took the A train from Midtown to 190th Street at Fort Tyron Park to visit The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It contains a wonderful collection of medieval European […]
Sphere within Sphere I took this photo on a February day outside the United Nations headquarters building in New York City. This bronze sculpture was created by Italian sculptor, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and given to the United Nations as gift from Italy in 1996. It is called Sfera con Sfera, meaning Sphere within Sphere. From this […]