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A Modern Brooklyn Bridge Mystery

On July 22, 2014 people noticed the American flags on the 276-foot Brooklyn Bridge towers were missing, replaced with what appeared to be white surrender flags. What did these surrender flags symbolize? And was it a warning for something worse to come? Police scrambled to find an explanation, scanning video surveillance recordings. Intelligence agencies looked… Continue reading A Modern Brooklyn Bridge Mystery

Podcast Review: Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood

Today I binge-listened to Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, thirteen episodes and over 5 and a half hours of podcast audio. Natalie Wood was an A-class actress in her day, married to leading man, Robert Wagner. Their love was the stuff of fairy tales! ....Or was it? In 1981, detectives and the… Continue reading Podcast Review: Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood

Would You Live In A Haunted House?

The New York State Ghostbuster Law We drove to Nyack to see the house on the right at the dead end street overlooking the Hudson River. It’s haunted. In 1991, a couple in contract to buy it, suddenly wanted their down payment returned when they learned the house had ghosts. They had to take the… Continue reading Would You Live In A Haunted House?

Saugerties Lighthouse: This Hotel Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Imagined!

Saugerties Lighthouse (built in 1869) to signal ships on the river that the town’s harbor was here. It’s now a hotel. Before going sightseeing in town, check if the high tide will prevent you from returning to your hotel. On my Instagram post (further below), one person couldn’t believe the hotel would let you be… Continue reading Saugerties Lighthouse: This Hotel Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Imagined!

The House By The Railroad, Or, Feelings Of Loneliness & Isolation

Edward Hopper is a painter I discovered when I moved to the United States. His paintings are full of lonely scenes, even when there are people together, and somehow your imagination always fills in the story. You probably have seen this one above. A late-night restaurant filled with lonely people. (Image is available to publish… Continue reading The House By The Railroad, Or, Feelings Of Loneliness & Isolation

Drunk With… The Emotion Of The Moment! France Wins The World Cup 2018!

Our sunset cruise on the River Seine in Paris was at the same time as the World Cup semi-final between Belgium and France. A Paris sunset river cruise with this silhouette of Notre Dame could have been the highlight of my evening, but we heard the cheer of France’s goal from the restaurants along the… Continue reading Drunk With… The Emotion Of The Moment! France Wins The World Cup 2018!

Aromatic Lavender Fields, Tall Sunflowers & Lily Pads: The Impressionists Come Alive!

The first impressionist exhibition didn’t get any likes from the critics. They thought the paintings looked unfinished and lacked serious themes. But a little like scrolling through Instagram, Impressionist paintings are enjoyable and easy to appreciate. Take some extra time and you marvel at how they created such amazing scenes with such simple strokes. Van… Continue reading Aromatic Lavender Fields, Tall Sunflowers & Lily Pads: The Impressionists Come Alive!