Monthly Archives: August 2012

Travel theme: Curves

The shortest distance between two points may be a straight line – or a line segment if you’re a mathematician – but curves are often more interesting. We did a recent travel theme on Leading Lines, and I’ve been staring … Continue reading

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Mutiny on the Empire Builder

I woke with a start in the observation car of the Empire Builder. Checking my watch, I realised I’d only slept three hours, but after my sleepless nineteen-hour journey on the Lake Shore Ltd, the paltry snooze had given me … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Silhouette

My favourite fountain in New York is the one at Lincoln Centre. Surrounded by the opulent architecture that houses the opera, ballet and orchestra; it never fails to delight the eye. The dancing waters rise and fall, at times resembling … Continue reading

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All aboard the Empire Builder

I didn’t manage to sleep a single wink during the 19 hour journey from New York to Chicago on the Lake Shore Limited. As I sat in the waiting area of Chicago’s Union Station, pondering the hellish journey behind me, … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Sunset

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been traversing the USA and have been treated to some sensational sunsets. Some of them I just watched in awed silence, but others I managed to capture on camera. Here are a few … Continue reading

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I survived the Lake Shore Limited

The first leg of my train journey across the US was aboard a train called the Lake Shore Limited, which runs from New York’s Penn Station to Chicago; stopping at Albany to attach to a train from Boston. Preparation was … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Signs

Halfway through my roadtrip across the US,  I stayed with a friend’s family on a farm in Wisconsin. It was the coolest coincidence in the world for an Irish girl from Dublin to find herself staying in the little town … Continue reading

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Eternal Flame Falls

Hidden in a sleepy little park in the northwestern corner of New York state is a rather unusual waterfall. Eternal Flame Falls gets its name from natural gas emissions in a tiny grotto in the waterfall’s face which produce enough … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Leading Lines

I’m back – albeit a little late. I have to confess I lost track of the days and thought it was a day earlier. There is a perfectly good reason for this, which you may have guessed if you read … Continue reading

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