May 6, 2020 aureliaweb No comments exist

by Justin Ferate Los Alamos historical walk is the first blog from a very good friend who moved to Santa Fe about two years ago. Justin Ferate was one of the top New York City guides, a wonderful historian and a great story teller. He and Louis recently visited Los Alamos and wrote about it….

April 16, 2020 aureliaweb 2 comments

William Seward’s sculpture, what tales have been told about you. Your sculptor, Randolph Rogers, did not dispel them while he was alive. So below is what I once heard on a walking tour. Several years ago I was on a walk when I heard a young man begin to tell a young lady the following…

March 31, 2020 aureliaweb 2 comments

During the last several years I have taken a number of MeetUp groups to Snug Harbor and the Chinese Scholar Garden. Although this venue is now over 20 years old, it still holds a sense of tranquility, peace and serenity as it did when it first opened. As we walked on the walkways and watch…

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 11/18/19)—It was early on Monday morning when I exited from the N train near Madison Square Park. I looked towards the park and the corner of 23rd Street and William Seward was not there. A big crane’s hook and people working on Seward’s stand were hammering. Where was Seward’s sculpture? I saw a…

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…