Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Betsy Ross' House, Philadelphia, PA

This is where Betsy Ross purportedly lived when legend says she made the first American Flag. Although the house is one of the most visited tourist sites in Philadelphia, the claim that Ross once lived there, and that she designed and sewed the first American flag are considered apocryphal. Regardless of the provenance of this site it is worth visiting.

Their web site is here and their wikipedia page is here.


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PS. There's a fringe benefit to visiting Betsy Ross' House. The Real World Philadelphia was filmed next door.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

United Nations, New York, NY

The United Nations is headquartered in New York City. The day we drove by there they weren't in session so the national flags weren't displayed.

Their web site is here and the wikipedia article is here.



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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Washington Square, New York, NY

Washington Square is a park in Greenwich Village. While much smaller that Central Park it is still a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC.

The Washington Square Arch was built in 1892 to celebrate the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as President of the United States in 1789 and forms the grand southern terminus of Fifth Avenue.

The view to the south is of the new World Trade Center.

Their web site is here and the wikipedia article is here.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Serendipity III, New York, NY

Serendipity III is a restaurant located at 225 East 60th Street, between Second and Third avenues in New York City. The restaurant has been the scene of several films, including the 2001 romantic comedy Serendipity.

The restaurant offers a full menu but is well known for its foot-long hot dogs and frozen drinks, particularly its trademark "Frrrozen Hot chocolate". The restaurant has constantly been ranked as a favorite among Manhattanites, tourists, and celebrities.

Their web site is here and the wikipedia article is here.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Times Square, New York, NY

Times Square is an American icon.

There web site is here and the wikipedia article is here.

The picture below is of the ball that drops on New Year's Eve.


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