Saturday, December 17, 2005

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

NEW YORK VIA GENEVA - FEBRUARY/APRIL 1990

THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN NEW YORK TO START A GLOBETROTTER'S BLOG, EVEN IF YOU GET THERE VIA SWITZERLAND

From February 1990 onwards I started flying very often to New York, mainly due to my professional involvement in the successful recovery of roughly 8.9 tonnes of gold deposited with a famous American financial institution that went bankrupt by that time.
This post covers the period from January through April 1990. During these months I flew once to Geneva, once to Washington D.C., and three times to New York. There are no photos from the February trip to New York, as meetings started immediately after arrival, at 6.00 p.m. on the first day, continued on the second day from 7:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., and ended at 4:00 p.m. on the last day, just before heading to JFK to fly back to Lisbon. There are also no photos from the first April trip to New York, with a similar schedule, as well as from the trip to D.C. Finally, in late April, Guida joined me and we had some free time, as one can see from the photos posted.
Just before heading to Montreal in May 1990, which will be the subject of the next post, I flew to Brussels and Madrid. There is also no photo trace of such trips...

GENEVA


"FEBRUARY - No snow? No rain? No mist? It must be the effect of the well-known Trotter's «pocket sun» in action"


"LAKE LEMAN - Ducks and seagulls"


"LAKE LEMAN - Rousseau's Island"


NEW YORK


"CENTRAL PARK - «Love is in the air»: a caleche tour"


"CENTRAL PARK TREES: Royal Paulownia, Hackberry, Eastern Hemlock, Eastern Redbud, Saucer Magnolia, Black Tupelo, Colorado Blue Spruce...


"CENTRAL PARK was the first landscaped park in America"


"THE PLAZA, when it was a Hotel!"


"CENTRAL PARK, viewed from the Meridien Hotel"


"EARTH DAY - an event where people of all ages can learn how to help the environment"


"PIER 17 - Lunch time, after a meeting at CWT"


"PIER 17 - Margarida is a margarida, is a margarida..."


"MUD CAKE - In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup butter-flavor shortening or margarine, 2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Add flour, baking powder, coconut and nuts; beat for about two minutes. Spread batter in a greased and floured 9x13 pan; bake for 30 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit. Spread marshmallow creme over the top while still hot. Cool and frost. Store in the refrigerator"


"WTC - The Plaza and the fountain"


"WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER - Tom was not there yet"


"CENTRAL PARK - The twins were almost three months old..."


"ON THE BEACH - Grass and concrete"

2 comments:

guida said...

Well... in NYC, at Pier17 there was a Margarida and a carnation... Not only a margarida!
Sunshine was also there for our joy...

Trotter said...

OK. But a rose was absent...