Category Archives: roaming around

events I’ve been to, interesting findings, etc.

New Bathrooms for Evans Primary School

One of the great things about being here is that one sees many opportunities for doing good that aren’t that hard to make happen, but that make a HUGE improvement in the quality of life of people here. One such … Continue reading

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Sulaiman

We first met Sulaiman when he picked us up at dawn at the Freetown dock. We had just finished a six-hour flight from London and a half hour speedboat ride from the Lungi airport. During the past months he has become our trusted friend … Continue reading

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NY Public Library

Walking up the marble stairs to the third floor reading room, I was blown away by the classical Beaux Arts space filled with light and air. The NY Public library, 5th Avenue and E. 42nd Street near Grand Central Station, … Continue reading

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The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

What I first noticed, after climbing the steps, was the low doorknob on the front door of the 1853 Italianate brownstone.  I guess people really were shorter 150+ years ago. The creaky floors and the layers of paint on the … Continue reading

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Lost in Central Park

Crossing Central Park recently, I walked through the Ramble, a 38 acre maze of winding woodland paths in a hilly area between “The Lake” and 79th Avenue. The area is known for bird-watching, and much of it seemed relatively secluded … Continue reading

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Czech Cubist Architecture?

On a recent trip to Prague, I visited the Cubist Museum. However, the museum itself was cubist. I’d never thought of cubism as being an architectural style . . . it arose out of a complex political and nationalistic movement … Continue reading

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Shake Shack

This place has rope lines . . . it’s that popular. But my wait wasn’t long. If you want a good, basic burger with lettuce, pickle, tomato and a drink, you will spend under $7 for it here. They have … Continue reading

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