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Paris- Day 4

This morning we started our adventures at the Arc de Triomphe. It is in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle. It is at the west end of Champs-Elysees. Construction was started in 1806 and finally inaugrated in 1836. We you see it up close it isn’t surprising that it took that long. We […]

Paris – Day 3 (part 2)

Notre Dame. I have seen it many times but always from the other side of the Seine. Today we had a chance to spend more time there. We took the Metro to Chåtelet Les Halles and walked to the Ile del la Cite´. We decided not to wait in line to climb the tower (looked […]

Paris – Day 3 (part 1)

I had a great time capturing the opera house before dawn, I decided to try the process again, this time with the Eiffel Tower. I mentioned it to Kate and she was game too. We were on the road at 5:30 and were in place just after 6:00AM. While there are certainly things happening at […]

Paris – Day 2

Day 2 started early. I woke up early, and decided to explore the area. The first morning is always an early rise for me as I adjust to the local timezone. This was no exception. Up at four, fought it until five and then headed out. We are quite centrally located and a walk up […]

European Vacation II

Yesterday we arrived in Paris. As the post title implies, this is the second installment of Feiks go to Europe. In 2010 Mary and I were lucky to be able to spend ten days in London with Bryan and Kate. Last year we starting planning this trip, ten days in Paris. We rented an apartment […]

NYC – Freedom Tower

Finally – I really wanted to visit ground zero and see how the new tower is coming. So much I could say. I’ll just leave it at this image.

NYC – St. Patricks

Leave it to locals (thanks Laurie) for finding new views of common landmarks. Here is St. Patricks from a new angle.                                     There were some events underway but we were able to take in the beautiful interior.

NYC – The Highline

On Sunday we had brunch at Pastis – another runaway success from Keith McNally. It was like eating in a French bistro while in the meatpacking district of Manhattan. Quite tasty. After that we walked the High Line. The High Line is a 1-mile linear park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of the former elevated New […]

NYC – Central Park

We stayed in a friends apartment on Central Park West. The location was ideal. We loved it. It was a short walk to Lincoln Center, and provided great access to Central Park. We had fun touring the park but only cracked the surface. Here is a shot of Sheep’s Meadow. It was quite a meat/meet […]

New York City – Lincoln Center

For our 22nd Anniversary Mary and I visited NYC. In September 2010 we saw a commercial for a play that was receiving rave reviews in London’s West End called War Horse. We added the play to our must see list. This spring, we were able to score two tickets to War Horse at Lincoln Center. […]