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Seriously, the views from the new observatory at the top of One World Trade Center (still lovingly referred to as the Freedom Tower ) are nothing short of breath-taking.

Taken yesterday over the span of an hour as the sky and the light changed drastically.

You can practically see the curvature of the earth from up there.



http://nythroughthelens.com/post/120386606730/new-york-city-skyline-view-from-the-top-of-one



One World Trade Center​

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Wow beautiful 
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A little something from me to you!!!

25$ off your travel adventure (no strings attached). Hope you enjoy! :)

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Officially summer temps here in NYC right now.

Picture perfect Memorial Day weather!

Farewell Spring, hardly knew you. 😎☀

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You are vary pretty ladie Vivienne. If you never been to Minnesota you should the land of 10.000 lakes at dawn or dusk at one of our lakes,,,the views can be breath taking.. Ha2015
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Bath, England

Bath is a city in South West England known by many as the city and spa resort that Jane Austen wrote about in her novels. 

However, the city is also a World Heritage Site as its baths date back in (known) history to AD 50 when the Romans built baths and a temple on the site. 

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#travel #england #bath #roman #history #historic #world #geography #architecture #ruins #pretty #beautiful Visit Bath​ Love GREAT Britain​
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It's beautiful!
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London alleys.

Two of these have establishments dating back to the 1600s.

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#travel #photography #london #england #city #street #urban Love GREAT Britain #beautiful #pretty #historic #architecture #history
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Lost a few afternoons in the Jamaica over the years, brings back a few memories - thanks for sharing 
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Dramatic London skies today.

The Shard & The London Eye with Spring flowers...

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New York City. 🌆 Taken at the top of One World Trade Center today at One World Trade Center observatory.

In this view: Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and so much more ...💕

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Can I join you???
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Marseille - South of France...

Marseille is a seaside fairytale,

except it exists in reality.
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Shoreditch - London - Where to Stay and What to Do (long write-up about my stay in Shoreditch as well as info about it since many of you asked for the listing!!!)

For the last week of my stay in England I stayed in a beautiful apartment in Shoreditch, London via Air BNB

 (full post about it with more info and more photos can be found: http://bit.ly/shoreditchairbnb)

During my first week in London I stayed in an apartment in the West End of London in Soho (you can read about the other apartment I stayed in here).

Since I wanted to experience the East End after my time in the West End, I wanted to stay in an interesting East End location.

Shoreditch definitely delivered when it came to being a great East End London neighborhood to inhabit.

Pros:

1) The apartment itself was spacious, incredibly clean, and gorgeous.

Pros:

2) The hosts were really wonderful.

I wanted to experience staying in apartments with locals during my visit to London and I felt really fortunate when it came to staying with Vittoria and her husband.

They were really fun to chat with and they were really respectful of privacy which is such a great trait when it comes to hosts.

3) I can’t speak highly enough about the location of this apartment.

Shoreditch is such a vibrant area of London chock full of history and teeming with creativity.

4) The apartment is literally surrounded by tons and tons of restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores.

Considerations:

1) I really can’t think of anything even remotely negative about this apartment. This is a great space to stay if you are looking to soak in history, art, and culture while experiencing the East End.

My stay there was beyond wonderful and the location felt like a dream.



Hope you enjoyed my little travel journal summary of where I stayed!

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And again, the listing and full-write-up as well as all photos (in a format that makes sense) can be found here:

http://bit.ly/shoreditchairbnb
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Amazing shots! :)
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Oxford, England

It’s hard not to walk through this city and imagine how inspired J.R.R. Tolkien must have been by his surroundings when he studied here.
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he was more inspired by childhood memories in Birmingham
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That is were the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia was made in a iron forge.
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Photography found me a few years ago and I found, in turn, that photography and writing are two of my biggest passions in this world. 

I now spend an inordinate amount of time photographing the world and writing about it.

I couldn't be happier.

In fact, my book containing my photography of New York City along with my writing is being released this autumn. It's available for pre-sale on Amazon right now. All info and details about the book can be found here:


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About me:  About Page 

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    Literary Theory - Literature, Language & Criticism, 2009 - 2011
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I don't know what I could possibly say that hasn't been said already regarding this beloved late-night East Village establishment. The fries are potato perfection: slightly crispy and golden on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside. Their wide array of sauces is unmatched and I am personally fond of the pesto, mango and wild mushroom sauces. Every time I am in Pommes Frites, a number of people are ordering the poutine which looks heavenly. The only negative I could possibly come up with regarding this spot is that the lines can get super long especially on the weekends. The East Village is home to many bars and fries seem to go well with a bit of inebriation making the wait a bit long at times.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
This is a really low-key, understated Thai food restaurant. Their curries are incredible and they have curries I haven't seen listed in many other places like pumpkin curry. The prices are reasonable relative to the neighborhood and the vibe here is a relaxing one. The staff is also very attentive and they offer free-wifi which is always a plus.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Whoa! I found out about this place from Yelp. Living close to it, I have passed it quite a few times since reading about it but haven't had the time to try it out until this fine evening. Knowing that it frequently is full of NYC cabbies (and seeing this every time I pass it) looking to have a great meal added to it's appeal for sure. I just ordered a bowl of rice with 2 sides (I chose #4 and #7 sides today) and oh my.... this is *seriously* the best Indian food I have had in NYC, hands down. Not only that but everything is obscenely cheap! I cannot believe I just paid what I paid for this! Also, the rows and rows of Bollywood videos lining the walls are great to browse through while waiting for your tasty meal to be heated up. You would never, ever imagine such gastronomic delights existed within since it's a fairly tiny and definitely under-the-radar sort of place. Will be going back for more!
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Look, I think that anything I attempt to say about this place will never quite suffice because it's really *that* good. However, I will attempt to explain why I frequent this taco truck with wild abandon and why I have even told people on more than one occasion that their burrito is akin to a metaphorical food of the gods. This is authentic Mexican food at its finest. It's not laden with salt to make up for a lack of seasoning. It's not generic tex-mex. It's no frills, super tasty (they don't know the meaning of bland) and ultra fulfilling Mexican food done right. Let's talk about their burritos. For $7.50, you get a gargantuan burrito packed with cilantro, the tastiest rice of its kind around (if you opt for the vegetarian option which is *excellent*), your choice of meat, lettuce, queso fresco (fresh), onions, chopped tomatoes, guacamole and a nice tiny sprinkle of fresh grated cheese and sour cream. If you ask for it 'hot', they really pack a punch with the spice so unless you are ready to commit in that way, you may want to first try it without the super spicy stuff (which, by the way, brings the burrito to a whole other level of awesome if you love hot and spicy food). There was a 3 day period a few months ago when they weren't on their typical corner and I was in a serious panic. I can't imagine a world or the East Village without this beloved truck.
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This definitely ranks in my top 10 New York experiences now. Yes, it was that good. I attended the two hour tour called Getting By- Past and Present and not only was the tour guide extremely personable and knowledgeable but it's such an incredible way to live through history. During my tour, we went through two different tenement apartments, learned all about the families who lived there and got to look at census records, photographs and keepsakes of the former tenants. We also listened to a short oratory recollection of an inhabitant of one of the apartments. She spoke about what it was like to live there when she was a little girl and described in detail parts of the kitchen where we were standing which had been lovingly restored to be exactly as she had explained. It was chilling and heart warming. The guide took us through a non-restored apartment to show how things were when the museum initially found the space which was harrowing since there was so much decay and history before us even down to the writing on the walls indicating the amount of garments that had been stored in the room by tenants. Since it was the two hour tour, there was much spirited discussion and lots of questions and it was just one of those perfect New York experiences where people discussed their own family migration histories. We even all had some cookies and iced tea together at the end! I am considering becoming a member now. What a great, great place and space. Highly recommended for those visiting NYC looking to piece together their own histories by viewing the early experiences of these former tenement families and also native NYers looking to learn more about their city.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
This definitely ranks in my top 10 New York experiences now. Yes, it was that good. I attended the two hour tour called Getting By- Past and Present and not only was the tour guide extremely personable and knowledgeable but it's such an incredible way to live through history. During my tour, we went through two different tenement apartments, learned all about the families who lived there and got to look at census records, photographs and keepsakes of the former tenants. We also listened to a short oratory recollection of an inhabitant of one of the apartments. She spoke about what it was like to live there when she was a little girl and described in detail parts of the kitchen where we were standing which had been lovingly restored to be exactly as she had explained. It was chilling and heart warming. The guide took us through a non-restored apartment to show how things were when the museum initially found the space which was harrowing since there was so much decay and history before us even down to the writing on the walls indicating the amount of garments that had been stored in the room by tenants. Since it was the two hour tour, there was much spirited discussion and lots of questions and it was just one of those perfect New York experiences where people discussed their own family migration histories. We even all had some cookies and iced tea together at the end! I am considering becoming a member now. What a great, great place and space. Highly recommended for those visiting NYC looking to piece together their own histories by viewing the early experiences of these former tenement families and also native NYers looking to learn more about their city.
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