Monthly Archives: July 2007

Empire State

In July 2007 I traveled throughout New York State and into Manhattan. The primary reason for the trip was to accompany my sister who had been invited to a colleague’s wedding in New Jersey, but we both decided to take … Continue reading

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New York City

The Manhattan skyline– photo taken looking south over Central Park from the rooftop sculpture garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Looking east on 42nd Street near the New York Public Library. The building with the swooping wall (second … Continue reading

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Half Days at the Museums

In Manhattan, I visited three museums: The Cloisters (built out of several European monastaries), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History.   Early Saturday morning I crossed into Manhattan for the first time using the … Continue reading

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Seneca Falls

On the road through central New York State, my first stop was at Seneca Falls.   Seneca Falls, a nineteenth century industrial town powered by the river and access to the Erie Canal system, lies at the northern edge of … Continue reading

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Ithaca and Surrounding Area

We drove south on the west side of Cayuga Lake after a stop in Seneca Falls. It was raining when we got to Taughannock Falls.   Taughannock Falls, north of Ithaca near Cayuga Lake. This waterfall is taller than Niagara … Continue reading

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Corning Museum of Glass

South of the Finger Lakes lies the Southern Tier, the hilly region of the Appalachians providing trees for lumber mills. A number of towns are nestled in the river valleys. Corning is one of these towns, and it contains the … Continue reading

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