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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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From New York City to Richmond VA.

Hi friends.

Two years ago we made a trip from NYC to eastern Canada. This year we went back to New York, but went a bit more south to Richmond. Most of our time we spent in Washington DC, but we started our journey with a little walk from Chelsea to Lower Manhattan.

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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #2
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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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great photos so far.....will be waiting for more.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 01:23 AM   #4
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I absolutely love the High-Line. It is enough, on its own, to inspire a trip to N.Y.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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Indeed, I was surprised by the beauty and the good maintenance of this outstanding project. The city is literaly laying at your feet.

Thanks for the comments Jane and Capricorn!
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Old May 18th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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That atmosphere
NY looks very brown.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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Indeed. Away from the blue glass giants, NYC is a brown stone metropolis.









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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #8
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Excellent pictures.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 11:39 PM   #9
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Great pictures, I'm waiting for more.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #10
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Good indeed.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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Thanks guys!









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Old May 19th, 2013, 12:12 PM   #12
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Old May 19th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #13
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Great, very nice photos from NYC @benonie; i am looking forward for more
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:41 AM   #14
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Thank you Christos. More pictures are on the way!
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #15
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Regarding the "brownness" of New York; I have heard of the "brownstones" - but what I do not know is whether this refers to stone or brick?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #16
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Well, I think NYC has both, lots of red brick buildings and lots of brown stone buildings. Most brown stone houses are found in Harlem and Brooklyn. I show you a lot of them in future posts about Harlem.

I've found a definition about brown stone on WiseGeek.com:
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Brownstone is a word used both to refer to a type of building material and structures built or sheathed in it. While it is most closely associated with the Eastern United States, this material was at one point used all over the world in construction, particularly in upper class regions. A distinctive architectural style using brownstone is very familiar to many residents of industrialized nations. Its popularity as a building material waned when builders began to realize that it weathered poorly, and that other materials might be more suitable.

The building material is a type of sandstone, which was heavily deposited in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey during the late Triassic period. Deposits of brownstone formed in other parts of the world as well. The stone's unique reddish brown color comes from dissolved iron oxides in the rock. It proved relatively easy to quarry and carve, and became a popular building material in the 19th century.

New York and Boston both have a large number of brownstone homes that were built in the form of terrace or row houses with raised entrances. Harlem, Park Slope, and Brooklyn all have large numbers of such homes in varying condition. The stone can also be found in structures across the United States and in Europe, especially in large cities.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 05:09 AM   #17
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Awesome photos of NYC from the High Line. It's amazing how the area around it has transformed as well.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #18
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Thank you. I can imagine the area was less attractive two decades ago....









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Old May 20th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #19
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New York City taxi fleet becomes more and more diverse.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 09:08 PM   #20
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That's right, the prevalence of Checker Cab and Ford Crown Victory is gone.









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