Ross is better at maths than me, but it goes something like this.... Melbourne has 600 people per sq km; Washington DC has 30,000 per sq km. Try getting your head around these figures: Melbourne, Australia Area: 8,806 sq klms Pop: 4 million Washington DC's … Continue reading City of light and enlightenment…
You've heard of how All roads lead to Rome - in the U.S. it's a bit like that, except ... All roads lead to New York. New York City on Manhattan Island. And what an island it is - nothing prepares you for the … Continue reading New York … where the wild things are!
Never heard of Depew? No, neither had I, but if one travels from Chicago to Niagara Falls via Buffalo on AMTRAK, the inside of Depew Railway Station becomes very familiar. We're used to waiting for planes and trains now - there's always something to do … Continue reading Stuck in Depew with nothing to do….
I should add GRAVITY to the equation. Niagara Falls is familiar to many of us, mainly through images in books and movies - like Harrison Ford in The Fugitive, Marilyn Monroe in something or rather (an old B&W movie) and the scene on that bridge … Continue reading Water + Glacier + Limestone = Niagara Falls
In every State we've visited there are moments of serendipity - that feeling of being in the right place at the right time ... to feel tangible history in the fall-cornfields of the Civil War town, Antietam in West Virginia; to see well-loved paintings by Vermeer and … Continue reading Serendipity in coloured glass