24 May 2010
the dalai lama came to two churches in my neighbourhood this weekend! on saturday he appeared at riverside cathedral for an audience with the tibetan community, and on sunday it was with the general public (at least from what I could tell from the people waiting outside) at st. john the divine. it was the [...]
26 February 2010
…and the sparrows are out?!
this is how it looked from 125th street station yesterday morning, as the snow was just starting–giant, wet, plops of snow:
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16 October 2009
one of the notable sights in my neighbourhood is General Grant’s tomb. built in 1897, it’s a massive structure made just to house Grant’s and his wife’s body–there’s not much else inside aside from a few photos and medals and busts.
it’s generally pretty empty, except for the occasional stray tourist. but on Wednesday nights [...]
24 May 2009
my boyfriend’s parents were in town recently, which was a good opportunity to do some exploring of the city. the best part was riding on one of those double-decker open roof buses, especially since I would not have learned otherwise that in my own neighbourhood–at the cathedral of st john divine (that big church by [...]