Also, fast food, donuts, imaginary cities and Warhol knock-offs.
Ever since I moved out here in 1989 I’ve kind of marvelled at how such a lovely spot as the reservoir in South Mountain Reservation could be totally off-limits. Fenced in on all sides, dilapidated grounds, and so on. Two years ago, the county leased the area from the East Orange Water Company, and immediately […]
A few years ago E. and I visited this incredible resort, and spent a few hours on the grounds. We vowed that, when we returned, we’d spend more time; part of the deal is, when you have a dinner or lunch reservation you have almost full use of the property for the day. That means […]
This one runs from Kingston down to Ellenville, NY — maybe 25 miles. We did a very small portion of it, but there were still a few nice things to see as the sun went down.
Somehow, the little hamlet of High Falls, NY, is a food Mecca. E. and I had brunch this morning at the astonishing Dupuy Canal House. This 200+ year-old building houses a rambling array of dining spaces that hold from an intimate gathering of two to a party of over 20. The restaurant itself is something […]
Part of a rail-trail system that includes five locks on the old canal between New Paltz and Stone Bridge, NY.
Finally, a summer vacation! Here’s the first waystation, a scenic overlook over the Hudson River somewhere on 9W.
The views are still there.
Strolling around Montreal this January (Montreal in January? Don’t ask) it looks like the City of Murals.
Winter. The old port. Some wonderful classic architecture. Though unfortunately from the street all the galleries seem to be full of garish art. We loved the square at the Norte Dame cathedral. Buildings from several centuries. Deco. Pine bough motifs. Travertine. Place d’Armes, with many hotels in addition to this nice terra cotta specimen. With […]
Because calling it the French Quarter would be redundant.