Tag Archives: USA

A-Z April Challenge – Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral

In 1999 I found myself in Orlando in Florida whilst working within the cruise industry. I had a meeting with a now defunct cruise line based in Cape Canaveral, so decided to go and see some rockets whilst there. Since December 1968, Kennedy Space Center has been NASA’s primary launch centre of human spaceflight. Launch […]

A-Z April Challenge – French Quarter, New Orleans

The architecture of the French Quarter was left largely unscathed from the havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Lucky for visitors as the area houses some of the finest buildings to be found is Louisiana’s best known city. My visit was in 2000 when I was lucky enough to be paid to travel there […]

Sunday Photos – New York Ice Skating

Central Park Bryant ParkRockefeller Center

New York Shop Window Displays

It’s Up To You, New York – Day Three

After breakfast at 8, I set off for Central Park. I had a loose plan to visit Bloomingdales department store along the way for a present for Mrs Wilbur and to take a look at the Roosevelt Island Tramway. After being delayed by watching the antics of some entertainingly zealous NYPD traffic cops, my first […]

It’s Up To You, New York – Day Two

Day Two – Monday I awoke on Martin Luther King day early once more, still not fully acclimatised to the 5-hour time difference. Today was a special day as not only was it a public holiday in honour of MLK on his birthdate, but it was also to be my first visit to the Statue […]

It’s up to YOU! New York – Day One

I have just returned from a three day trip to the city that never sleeps and managed to pack a lot in. My feeling of elation at being in the Big Apple is best described by saying that I felt like a kid in a sweet shop who was able to choose any goodie they […]

English Icons

In the space of five days I have visited memorials to perhaps two of the finest contemporary musical artists England has ever produced. John Lennon Memorial, Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York taken 15th January 2018, Martin Luther King Day in the US. David Bowie Memorial, 155 Hauptstraße, Berlin (Bowie’s former residence) taken 10th January […]

Pooh York

On my flight over to New York I watched the wonderful film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’. It tells the story of how A.A. Milne, inspired by his son playing with his soft toys in Ashdown Forest in Sussex, wrote the classic Winnie the Pooh books. A footnote at the end of the film’s credits stated that […]

Sunday Photo Extra

I arrived in New York last night to this beauty viewed from my hotel room window. Empire State of Mind