Posts Tagged ‘North America’

Photo of the Day: Snowman in NYC 2021 Winter Blizzard

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Snow in NYC Winter Pictures

A Snowman in NYC During the 2021 Winter Blizzard

Photo courtesy of Michael Kowalski. This picture of a snowman in New York City was taken during the winter blizzard of 2021.

Photo of the Day: Nags Head Beach North Carolina

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Pictures of the Beach

Nags Head Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina

Visiting Nags Head, North Carolina any time of year has it’s advantages. Even during the winter, the sky can be perfectly clear for a walk along the water in a brisk cool wind. This photo was taken during our visit to our Grandparents in Nags Head during the cool season.

The Best Things to do for Free in New York City

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Pictures of New YorkThe Big Apple, the city that never sleeps and where anything is possible – including having a great time on a budget.  Backpacking in a big city can be pricey, especially in a prosperous country such as America.  But it is possible to find cheap accommodation in New York City, to see the sights and experience life in New York without blowing your meager backpacker’s budget.  After all, it costs nothing to soak up the atmosphere of bustling, neon light-filled Times Square, gaze up at the jagged skyscrapers, or watch the sun set over the Hudson River from Battery Park.  The best of New York is completely free. (more…)

Miami the Big Havanna

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After 11 of months of traveling in Latin America, I felt a considerable amount of stress relief coming back to the United States, my home.  I always seek my comfort zone for relaxation, peace and ease of life.  That’s absolutely a contradiction to the fact that I do seek out travel, adventure and off the beaten path places.  The truth is, I will only seek them out with Aracely leading the way.   She is the outgoing, social, friendly, non fearing leader when it comes to exploring new cultural environments.  After having been through the experience of visiting a new place, I am always grateful for it, but it’s not something I would have done on my own.

Pictures of Convenience Stores

Jason Ordering His Favorite Coffee and Hoagie at Wawa

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Photo of the Day: Christmas in NYC Times Square

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Just when you didn’t think Times Square could get any brighter, New York City lights up during the holiday season.  Rising up from the subway entrance in Times Square, Target Stores advertise in shinning red and white.  We took that color scheme and spread it throughout this picture of Times Square NYC.  Enjoy the Holidays everyone!

NYC Advertising Pictures in Times Square

Times Square NYC Advertising During the Holidays

Photo of the Day: Philadelphia City Hall

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Philadelphia City Hall is the seat of government for the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  At 167 m (548 ft), including the statue, it is the world’s second-tallest masonry building, only 1.6 feet (0.49 m) shorter than Mole Antonelliana in Turin.  The weight of the building is borne by granite and brick walls up to 22 feet (6.7 m) thick, rather than steel; the principal exterior materials are limestone, granite, and marble.

It was the tallest habitable building (although surpassed by monuments) in the world from 1901 to 1908 and the tallest in Pennsylvania until 1932 when surpassed by the Gulf Tower.  It remained the tallest building in Philadelphia until the construction of One Liberty Place (1984–1987) broke the informal “gentlemen’s agreement” that limited the height of tall buildings in the city; it currently is the 15th-tallest building in Pennsylvania.

With close to 700 rooms, City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States and one of the largest in the World.  The building houses three branches of government, the Executive (Mayor’s Office), the Legislative (City Council), and the Judicial Branch’s Civil Courts (Court of Common Pleas).

The building is topped by an 11.3-m (37 ft), 27-ton bronze statue of city founder William Penn, one of 250 sculptures created by Alexander Milne Calder that adorn the building inside and out. The statue is the tallest atop any building in the world.- Wikipedia

American History

Philadelphia City Hall

Photo of the Day: NYC Skylines at Night

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From atop the Empire State Building you can capture the best views of New York City’s midtown cityscape.  On a clear night you can see the lights from New Jersey’s waterfront, all the bridges connecting Manhattan and Times Square lighting up Midtown’s skyscrapers.

Cityscape

NYC Cityscape at Night

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