Thursday, July 31, 2014

Poe Cottage A Quirky Little Bronx Treasure

Poe Cottage, Bronx

Thanks to some posts I had seen from http://mcnytours.com/ I discovered that there was a small museum dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe a short bus ride from my apartment. Poe lived here for a time and the home is furnished much as it would have been during his time. Check The Bronx Historical website for  directions and further information.

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While I have never taken any of the http://mcnytours.com/ they seem to have a very interesting collection of tours. Bronx Little Italy and East Harlem amongst them.

In the same park as the museum  there is a visitor’s center and it is currently holding a fascinating photo exhibit. You only have until August 16th to see The Bronx Meets Vienna. A fascinating collection images juxtaposing images from The Bronx with ones from Vienna. The Bronx images are the result of a customized tour taken by the photographer Thomas Stubbings.

Here are two of the images. Please note the exhibit has been extended until August 16th

 

 

 

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

An Evening On The Harbor, NYC

A sunset cruise on New York harbor is a great way to spend a few hours. The skyline and Lady Liberty compete with each other to be the most beloved icon.

I took this cruise a few weeks ago and just realized I had not shared any of the photographs.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Library Of Congress.A true Washington DC gem.

I took a tour of the Capitol while visiting Washington DC. At the end of the tour our guide directed us to a tunnel into the Library of Congress.I had not planned on visiting but am very glad for this change of plans. It really is an amazing sight.

http://www.loc.gov/

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The viewing gallery of the reading room.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Mike’s Miscellaneous Mondays. Random Shots From Washington DC

Just before the July 4th holiday I spent a few days in Washington DC. I took a lot of photos and intend to put together some posts in the coming weeks. Meanwhile I wanted to share just a few of the images I captured while I was there.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Martin Luther King Memorial, Washington DC

The Martin Luther King memorial is  relatively new and this was my first opportunity to see it. Like many of the other memorials it needs to be experienced in person. It is very impressive with Dr. King gazing out over the Tidal Basin towards  the Jefferson memorial edged with some of his quotations.

National Park Service also has ranger led tours of the site. http://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm

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Martin Luther King Memorial, Wasgington DC

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