Photos taken on visit to Chile and Argentina. Christmas 2013 and New Year 2104 on excursion to Antarctica. The political message being delivered in Spanish is: The city is yours but the walls belong to us.
The leading continental European Book Fairs are held in Frankfurt, Gothenburg, and Sweden. The American writer, Richard Ford, personally appeared to discuss his latest novel, “Canada” which had just been translated into Swedish.
Contrary to the popular belief that “it always rains in Portland”, the summers are incredibly dry and almost completely devoid of any rain at all. This combined with the very low humidity and wonderful sunshine makes it an ideal place for outdoor summer activities.
Spring comes earlier to Portland than in New York City. The outdoor organic food markets are in full swing with locally grown produce and the flowering trees by the river are in full bloom.
Chinese New Year in New York City is a big event that occurs sometime every February. Not to be outdone, however, Portland has its own Chinatown with its unique Chinese Garden.
Did you know that Central Park in New York City comprises 6% of Manhattan’s total acreage? These 843 acres are a multi-seasonal playground for New Yorkers. In wintertime, there is a festival which includes ice sculpture competitions and many other family-friendly activities.