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Sunday Snapshot: New York

    What an incredible gallery! You can’t visit New York without seeing the The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. This Frank Lloyd Wright architectural masterpiece was completed in 1959 and since then has been attracting as many visitors to see the sweeping curves of his famous design as to view the exhibitions it holds. The […]

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New York’s Grand Central Station

  Grand Central Terminal or Grand Central Station as it is more often referred to, is one of New York’s iconic landmarks. It is on everyone’s list of what to do in New York Before you enter the swinging bronze and timber doors of 42nd Street, take a moment to look up. It’s not often […]

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Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge

  The Brooklyn Bridge has always fascinated me!  After a long Sunday brunch, I thought the time had come to find out why!  A perfect spring day meant we were not alone!  Bikers, runners, walkers and joggers all had the same idea as this small group of Australian tourists.     Completed in 1883, the […]

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The Cloisters: A Hidden Museum in New York

‘The gardens, galleries and chapel make for a beautiful mini getaway with out leaving the island’.*  I  read on, intrigued by this description of one of New York’s hidden museums in the guide book. Even though it is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park sneaks under the […]

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Remembering 9/11

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and the crash of a fourth plane in Pennsylvania. The memorial to those who lost their lives in this tragedy was unveiled last year. The simply designed twin reflecting pools with the names of the dead etched in brass around […]

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