Category Archives: Urban

New York City’s High Line

Railroads started building tracks and spreading across the  eastern states in the mid 1830s and by the 1850s there was a massive train yard in Manhattan just east of the Hudson River between 30th and 43rd Streets. The island was … Continue reading

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River Walk

Eons ago in college I was an urban planning major. We talked about revitalization projects for cities that had seen better days all over the country.  The teacher mentioned San Antonio enough that when I visited a few years ago … Continue reading

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Campus Architecture

Sam had off from school Monday so we made one more college visit to the University of Cincinnati, a 3 hour drive from home. He had visited there before the roadtrip with the other Sam and liked it a lot … Continue reading

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College Road Trip-The Actual Event-Boston University

Two years ago we surprised a lot of people because we took a college road trip when Sam was only a freshman. In the hopes it would make him more serious about his high school work, during the summer between … Continue reading

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Varsity Dog

Nope, altho the Georgia Bulldogs may disagree, THESE Varsity dogs are about the largest fast food restaurant in the United States. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Varsity is located on two acres, has parking for 600 cars and seating for … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

We’re staying at the Atlanta Mariott Marquis on the 20th floor of the 47 floor tower. The interior atrium design is almost organic.

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What’s growing in February

When I visited the Boxcar Market I asked a lot of questions since there are some people in my town in West Virginia who would like to start a similar local foods market, maybe not as complete a grocery as … Continue reading

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New market in the city

My husband’s national professional organization is in Atlanta this year and I drove down to spend the weekend with him. What that REALLY means is that I explore while he is in his sessions and I get back by 5pm … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

I remember the first time I saw boats being sailed by kids in the Tuileries was in the movie Charades with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn…..I was pretty young then. But sure enough, there they were! This is from one … Continue reading

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SpotLight: Katzingers

The first time I walked into Katzingers about 5 years ago I literally stopped just inside the door. The aromas bombardering my senses brought to mind numerous visits to Katz’s in Lower Manhattan as a kid.  Katzinger’s, however, is not in New … Continue reading

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