Travel – USA

Sofitel San Francisco Bay – hotel review

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  It had been a long journey from my house to San Francisco airport with a broken leg, encompassing a 6 a.m. wake-up, an hour’s taxi ride, a wheelchair to get me from check-in to the Air France gate; another wheelchair ride when I changed planes in Paris, and finally the long transatlantic flight from […]

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Saturday Snapshots #290

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Public transport, San Francisco style – San Francisco, May 2014

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Saturday Snapshots #68

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Rockefeller Plaza skater - New York City, 2006

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Saturday Snapshots #66

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Tribune Tower, Chicago - October 2008

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Saturday Snapshots #60

October 17, 2009

  Head of the Charles Regatta – Boston, October 2008 The Head of the Charles Regatta is a rowing race which takes place on the penultimate complete weekend in October each year.  Started in 1965, the race takes place on the Charles River which separates Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts.  The course is 3.2 miles long, […]

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Saturday Snapshots #55

September 12, 2009

Flag, Arlington cemetery, Washington DC – October 2008 Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC is a 624 acre cemetery near the Pentagon, established in the late 1800s on land previously owned by the celebrated General Robert E. Lee.  The cemetery contains the remains of military personnel killed in every American conflict from the American Civil War to […]

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Saturday Snapshots #51

August 15, 2009

The Bean – Chicago, October 2008 I expected a number of things when I went to Chicago last year.  I expected a very big lake.  I expected great Art Deco architecture.  And I expected to re-enact the scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off where they go up the Sears Tower and lean their heads against […]

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