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Festive New York City Holidays; a Photo Essay

New York City holidays are simply magical. Starting even before the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree in early December, and continuing into January, you can’t stroll down a block without running into festive decorations. I try to visit NYC at this time every year to see my favorites–the Rockefeller angels and all the […] Read more

Pink Ladies and Mistletoe at Storm King Art Center

Over one hundred whimsically-named fountains and elephant-sized art installations dot the five hundred acres of rolling hills at the Storm King Arts Center in Mountainville, New York. The scale of this endeavor–one of the largest collections of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States–is almost impossible to comprehend, even when you see it in person. Here’s […] Read more

Photo Opp at the Newseum

One of the top vantage points for taking travel photos of America’s most important street is at the Newseum‘s Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.  The National Gallery of Art, with the Smithsonian campus as its backdrop, rests directly in front, while the Federal Trade Commission sits to one side. Even more […] Read more

Night at the World’s Fair in Queens

Built for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, the 12-story high, stainless steel Unisphere remains standing in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York City. At night, with the flashing beams of jets taking off from nearby LaGuardia Airport, the World’s Fair Globe takes on an otherworldly air. Appropriate enough for an event that […] Read more

The Most Photogenic Fall Foliage in the Northeast

For a few autumn weeks the Northeast transforms into a rich tapestry of gold and russet oak, birch, and sugar maple trees. Seeing fall foliage at peak intensity  is magical, but success requires perfect timing and the right location.  Typically, leaves start turning colors by mid-September in the northernmost regions, gradually working their way toward the […] Read more

Views From Walkway Over The Hudson State Historic Park

Once the longest bridge in the world, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge used to carry raw materials from Western sources to Eastern industrial centers. In 2009, it was repurposed into the longest elevated pedestrian bridge and major New York attraction, now seeing over half a million visitors each year. Spanning 1.28 miles, the walkway rests 212 […] Read more

A Walking Tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Whether or not one believes that Washington Irving’s Headless Horseman roams Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the grounds as well as the adjacent Old Dutch Church & Burying Ground are a fascinating and photogenic window into American history. Daytime and evening guided tours are available, for a fee, by prior registration. Walk ins are welcome (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30) […] Read more

The Witch Trials Memorial in Salem, MA

A yellow flower sat on each of twenty simple granite stones at the Witch Trial Memorial in Salem, Massachusetts. Each was a reminder of the fourteen women and six men who were accused of being witches in 1692 and later tried, convicted, and executed. Designed by Maggie Smith and James Cutler, the monument was inspired by […] Read more

Southbound on Taconic State Parkway

New York’s answer to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Taconic State Parkway is the longest parkway in the state and arguably the most scenic. Running 104 miles from Chatham, NY to Kensico Dam, the parkway is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places for its role in developing American roadways. The entire drive can […] Read more

Lake Taghkanic Gold

In early autumn, New York State Park Lake Taghkanic is awash in gold. Located in the Hudson Valley Region, the park can be accessed right off scenic Taconic State Parkway at one mile south of the Hudson exit. Over 1500 acres, the park provides seasonal boat rentals and year round hiking, biking, cross-country ski and snowmobile […] Read more

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