Monthly Archives: March 2012

Earth Hour in the Big Apple

Earth Hour has just come and gone in New York, and I spent it by lamplight on the rooftops overlooking the city. How much fun it would have been to be able to say that this was a photo of … Continue reading

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A cathedral that’s not a cathedral

When is a cathedral not a cathedral? When it’s a library. Sterling Memorial Library at Yale, to be exact. This extraordinary structure was completed in 1931 and even though it was always intended to be a library, it was built … Continue reading

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Stateroom in a ship in a bottle

Wander along New York’s Hudson River as far as 55th Street and you’ll find a very different ship in a bottle. Situated in Hudson River Park at Clinton Cove, there’s a wonderful sculpture by Malcolm Cochran called Private Passage. At … Continue reading

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New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

I have successfully managed to experience a stress free St. Patrick’s Day parade in four easy steps. 1. I got in early to beat the crowds, spotting Paddy’s Day decorations in the unlikliest of venues, people (and dog) watching and … Continue reading

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4 things you should know about St. Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of year when green tinsel starts to sprout mysteriously from local taverns and oversized green hats emblazoned with shamrocks fill the shelves of the local deli. Saint Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, and it is enough … Continue reading

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Contrast

I visited the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library this weekend, and the interior is a study in contrasts. For more photos, see my previous post.

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Books as art at the Beinecke

I am a self-confessed bibliophile. I love everything there is about books, and the older the book is, the better it is, in my book – tragically weak pun intended. There is something utterly alluring about cracking open a well-worn … Continue reading

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Photographing Grand Central

I had reason to travel through Grand Central Terminal recently. I’ve written before about my love for Grand Central, so once I knew I was going to be passing through, I made sure to have my camera handy. On the … Continue reading

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Chelsea Hotel No. 2

The Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street in Manhattan is the stuff of legends. Quentin Crisp was the Englishman in New York at the Chelsea. It was under this roof that Arthur C. Clarke penned 2001 A Space Odyssey and Kerouac … Continue reading

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Bread

I got up this morning and was greeted with a loaf of bread that had sprouted strange new life forms. What is up with bread in America? It never goes stale, it goes mouldy…at an alarming rate. As I stood … Continue reading

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