Apr 182012
 
Shades of Green for Earth Day

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 […]

Feb 022012
 
The View from Tien Hou

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, […]

Aug 182011
 
Freddie and Friends

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 […]

May 262011
 
Cool Place in a Hot Town: Arizona Falls

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.

Apr 072011
 
The Cloisters New York: Medieval Manhattan

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 […]

Feb 032011
 
Travel Photo Thursday - Sphere of Influence

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 […]