March 25, 2020 aureliaweb 4 comments

COVID 19 has changed our lives by isolating us, forcing us to be homebound and not being able to see some of the beauty this spring. One of the first signs of spring is the Cherry Blossom festivals in Washington DC., Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Roosevelt Island. Cherry Blossoms have been planted in Washington DC…

February 17, 2020 aureliaweb No comments exist

The first weekend of this month (February 2020), my sister-in-law and I decided to do a get away to Florida during Super Bowl LIV. People always want to know about the weather, so let me say our arrival was rough. We were greeted with thundershowers that soaked us from head to toe. In fact, our…

November 21, 2019 aureliaweb 2 comments

(written on 11/23/19) William Seward’s sculpture is now on the ground and in plexiglass. On Friday, I was back at Madison Square Park to see what happened to it. The stone where the sculpture sat was sitting on boards, no longer on the ground. There was fencing all around it separating it from people touching…

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…