Let them have water

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Typically when it gets hot, people go to public pools and run in water sprinklers. In New York City, public pools are crowded, and let’s face it. In a city of millions of people, I’m afraid there may not be enough chlorine to kill all the germs that go into that public pool! But New Yorkers have a reputation for their resilience, and they don’t let 90 degree heat keep them down!

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Our Lady of Pompeii Church in NYC

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Our Lady of Pompei Church in NYC
Our Lady of Pompei Church in NYC

 

There is nothing like a leisurely walk to help you see some interesting sights. I was walking between the West Village and Union Square, and I saw this magnificent clock and fountain lining up. First, I had to snap this picture. Then I had to find out what this church was.

The church is Our Lady of Pompeii Church. It  is an old Italian church started in New York City to help the early Italian immigrants who had nowhere to turn to when they entered the new world. This church was not only a support network for the local Italian community, but they reached out to try to find people’s relatives who had come before them.

Currently, they do a special Italian mass on Sundays, as they still reach out to the immigrant communities in the area.

 

My Time at Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

I was not enthused about Buckingham Palace in 2003 when I went to London. After all, I am not a Royal family stalker, and I don’t like to go where the tourists go all the time. But I can never forget my time seeing Buckingham Palace even after all these years. Even though I am still not a Royal family stalker, I decided to write about Buckingham Palace in honor of baby Charlotte.
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Spring 2015

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Even though there has been a few nippy days out recently, I think the flowers are all showing determination. Spring is here to stay in New York City!

 

Flowers in Park Slope, Brooklyn NYC
Flowers in Park Slope, Brooklyn NYC
Flowers in Park Slope, Brooklyn NYC
Flowers in Park Slope, Brooklyn NYC
Spring flowers in Brooklyn
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