Saturday, July 14, 2007



"THE CLOISTERS house the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art and architecture from medieval Europe religious and secular art. With approximately five thousand works of art from about 800 through the fifteenth century, the Cloisters are located on Fort Tryon Park overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan, showing some of the most dramatic scenery in New York. The building incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters and from other monastic sites in southern France. The highlights, of course, are the five medieval Cloisters, and the Unicorn Tapestries, a series of 7 wool and silk tapestries depicting The Hunt of the Unicorn. In the Spanish Room the 3-paneled Altarpiece of the Annunciation, a 15th century work by Robert Campin, is shown. Three of the cloisters have gardens planted according to horticultural information found in medieval treatises and works of art, such as tapestries and stained-glass windows. The first time we were at the Cloisters was in 1979, and we fell in love with the building"

"JAZZ AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD, one of my favourite jazz clubs"

"FERRY - On the way to the Statue of Liberty"

"THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Thus, it makes sense to post on her on July 14th... The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986"


"ELLIS ISLAND is a symbol of America’s immigrant heritage. From 1892 to 1954, this immigrant depot was the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States. Nearly twelve million landed here in their search of an economic opportunity. The Ellis Island Immigrant Station was designed by architects Edward Lippincott Tilton and William Boring, who received a gold medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition for the building's design"

"WTC - Love this picture!"

"WALL STREET, Trinity Church and the Portuguese flag. The flag is no longer there, as the Bank that used to display it moved away"

"NYSE - The NYSE originated on May 17, 1792, when the Buttonwood Agreement was signed by twenty-four stockbrokers outside of 68 Wall Street in New York under a buttonwood tree. On March 8, 1817, the organization drafted a constitution and renamed itself the "New York Stock and Exchange Board". This name was shortened to its current form in 1863. The New York Stock Exchange building at 18 Broad Street opened on April 22, 1903!"

"CHELSEA PIER - Not to be confused with Chelsea F.C. of the Special One - José Mourinho! Lovely sunset"

"UNION SQUARE BIO MARKET, just in front of the Blue Water Grill, a restaurant I like."

"DRAKE SWISSOTEL - Preparing to check out!"




On the last post I forgot to mention that still in 1996, and after Madrid and Toledo, I flew once again to New York early November, to Paris mid-November, to Brussels and London by the end of November, to Cape Verde - Sal and Praia - in early December, and finally back to NYC. From all these trips, there is only this conference picture in Praia, Cape Verde, that I post here as a memory of a nice time...



Cuckoo said...

Nice to see the early year's NY. And Twin towers was a treat. I have a picture of twin rays which were done to remember them after they were destroyed.

I wonder if the Bio market still exists. Never visited that.

rauf said...

Oh what a treat ! Precious pictures GMG. January 1997, the statue of liberty is there holding the torch and it is still holding the torch ? Poor thing. Will somebody take the torch from her and give her some relief ???

When you go to NY next time please
offer your help and take the troch from her.
Do you know how Hercules tricked Atlas ?

Thank you GMG

Jo's-D-Eyes said...

Hi GmG,
Thankyou so much for visiting my blog (DUTCH/ENGLISH) I had to seach for which of the 4 blogs of you, would be your most posted one... I couldn't figger it out ,

so I decided'to pick this' english blog, because I saw some pic's of the Hudson river, there I stood myself in (I quess?) 1981/82, I also like the 'statue of Liberty', and your TRAVELstories..Anyway I was there in the USA.

I like your blogs so I might visit again after my tarvelling (mid august back)Bye

Greeetings from JoAnn

Olivier said...

NYC la plus belle ville du monde, mon rêve, mon amour. J'y vais en vacances tout les ans. Comme moi vous avez connu avec les tours du WTC... bjr tristesse

NYC the most beautiful city of the world, my dream, my love. I go there on holiday every year. As me you knew with the turns of the WTC… bjr sadness

GMG said...

The Twin are actually a great miss; the first time I got back to NYC after 9/11 the most terrible impression was the night view of from 7th Av.+4th Street (jazz quarter) towards south; it was dark and used to be full of light...

Giving liberty some relief looks a task more appropriate for your qualities; you seem ready to follow Hercules labours and become renowned as having "made the world safe for mankind" by destroying many dangerous monsters...

Thanks for the comment. Let's say that the Blogtrotter ( is the more often updated...

je te comprends très bien. NYC est vraiment unique!

Anonymous said...

Forgot to tell you that I think there are still people selling bio products at the weekend market of Union Square...

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

Saw your moniker on Cuckoo's site and Carol's (shrinkwrappedscream) as well - and have to say I've enjoyed your site.

You and I even have exactly the same template.

Great minds think alike!



Anonymous said...

Hi David, thanx for your visit and comment. Actually I use this template only for the 90s travel, and a different one for the other blogs.

Anonymous said...

Dear GMG,

while browsing through the internet today I found the images "DOWNTOWN AND THE HUDSON boat tour" on your webpage. The pictures are really beautiful!!! - so I have to contact you immediately to ask you wether you like to participate in our project:

three years ago we -Robert Ziegler and Stefka Ammon- started working on our private project MY_WTC. It is our goal to explore the question of the site' s myth via (mostly) tourists' photographs of the World Trade Center in New York City (August 5th 1966 - September 10th 2001). Also we would like to find out why so many people took pictures of themselves in front, on top of, inside or next to the WTC. Our project is about exploring the "specific aura" of the World Trade Center from the angle of tourists from all over the world.

On our photo-blog you can see pictures submitted from many places and, this is important to us too, you can also comment on pictures with your memories and associations. We hope to create a vivid exchange. We would be very happy if we arouse your interest with our MY_WTC project. It would really be wonderful if you also submit your great picture! Maybe even with some comments or descriptions (year, reason for photograph...)

In any case we are very much looking forward to hearing from you! Best greetings from sunny Berlin, Germany

Best Robert and Stefka

We already have some posts from portugal:•-portugal