Tag: New York City

9/11: Where We Were, Where We Are

9/11: Where We Were, Where We Are

It’s been fifteen years.

Fifteen years since hijacked airliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in rural Pennsylvania.

(Loco Steve Flickr Photo)

But sometimes it seems like those incomprehensible events took place just yesterday.

Today is, of course, the fifteenth anniversary of what the world simply calls “9/11.”

Where where we then, and where are we now?

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The Big Apple, From The Top

The Big Apple, From The Top

If you are headed to New York City, there is a nifty way for you see it both historically, from the 15th century forward, and visually, with sweeping views across the landscape.

(Edgar Zuniga, Jr. Flickr Photo)
(Edgar Zuniga, Jr. Flickr Photo)

Take yourself to One World Observatory, atop the One World Trade Center building, on a virtual tour courtesy of this video from CBS’s “This Morning” show.

For more information on visiting this new “Big Apple” landmark, visit the One World Observatory Website.

Central Park: The Big Apple’s Backyard

Central Park: The Big Apple’s Backyard

Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Canyon Crater Lake, Capitol Reef, Carlsbad Caverns, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Guadalupe Mountains, Kings Canyon, Lassen, Mount Rainer, Natural Bridges, Olympic, Point Reyes, Redwood, Sequoia, Yellowstone, Yosemite.

Blazing Stars Kings Canyon DSC04369

Whenever I needed a break far from the madding crowd near my home in the San Francisco Bay Area, those national parks are where I headed to clear my head and commune with nature.

Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Florence, London, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Venice, Vienna.

Big-city Europe with cars, congestion and unrelenting noise is the last place I wanted to go, although I eventually traveled to and enjoyed visiting each of those cities.

In the U.S., Boston, Chicago, Portland, Seattle. Cities that are friendly to tourists captured my heart.

Cloud Gate City Scape

But not New York. Not “The Big Apple.” No way. Too big. Way too big.

Well, not yet. But maybe soon.

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