January 14, 2019 aureliaweb

There are certain words that we all know, that we have a hard time defining. One of the words is “grace”. I have found several definitions: “simple elegance or refinement of movement or to do honor or credit to (someone or something) by one’s presence. Yet another definition is a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance. You may…

December 24, 2018 aureliaweb

Above are a couple of the Christmas windows in Philadelphia between Union Station and Macy’s. The village was at a bank and you can see a Black Santa, and so much more. Macy’s Philadelphia is in the old Wannamaker store. There are two wonderful exhibitions at this store during the holiday season. Last year the…

February 12, 2018 aureliaweb

Learning Seattle’s Immigrant History Guest blogger: Mercedes Santiago One of the first thing I observe in visiting a new city are the people particularly the diversity of people. Seattle largest immigrant population is Asian-Pacific American so I was most interested in visiting Wing Luke Asian Museum in Chinatown. I had originally planned a visit there…

June 27, 2017 aureliaweb

Oyster Bay Walking Tour Special Places to See recently did a walking tour of Oyster Bay. There were eight Meetup members who joined me on this excursion. Our event began with the president of Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, John Specce, meeting us at the Long Island Railroad platform. The hospitality that we received at several…

June 1, 2017 aureliaweb

A recent visit to Madison Square Park was very enlightening. This is a small park from 23rd Street to 26th Street. You know you have reached the park when you see the large statue of William H. Seward. Every time I see it I remember Seward’s Folly – the name for the purchase of Alaska. It is…

April 7, 2017 aureliaweb

I recently had the opportunity to see John Kearon. He and I were on a city-walk. Before we started, he mentionedI that his Apps can be downloaded in four (4) languages–Spanish, German, Chinese, and Russian. Last year John and I shared a seat on a train. It was the first time I had spoken with him….

April 3, 2017 aureliaweb

New York Botanical Garden

Last year, NY Botanical Garden had an incredible exhibit on impressionism. As I read a number of their description of this period of art, I found out about Florence Griswold and I decided that I wanted to check this location. I will soon write about our experience going to Griswold museum. In the meantime, I thought I would let you experience what I saw at the NY Botanical Garden. This was last year’s blog.

March 30, 2017 aureliaweb

Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven Queens is an unlikely place for me to visit, but I was intrigued when the New York Travel Festival organization arranged an evening there and touted it as the oldest bar in New York City.  I have been to Fraunces Tavern (built as a private home in 1719, converted to a Tavern…