Christmas / Noël 2016 in New York City

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Now for a stroll through midtown Manhattan to look at some of the Christmas decorations. Maintenant pour une promenade dans le centre de Manhattan pour regarder quelques décorations de Noël. Macy’s Macy’s store windows are always beautifully done for Christmas.  Some … Continue reading

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The Unisphere

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This is the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.  It was commissioned for the New York World’s Fair of 1964 – 1965.

Voici l’Unisphere à Flushing Meadows-Corona Park dans le Queens, New York.  Il était commissioné pour le New York World’s Fair de 1964 à 1965.

I went to the World’s Fair a number of times during the summers of 1964 and 1965 when I was 9 and 10 with my family.  I loved going there.  It was full of interesting exhibits.

Je suis allé au World’s Fair plusieurs fois pendant les étés de 1965 et 1965 quand j’avais 9 et 10 ans avec ma famille.  J’adorais y aller.  Il y avait beaucoup d’expositions intéressantes.

 

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The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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This is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  It connects Staten Island (on the left) to Brooklyn (on the right).  Construction started in 1959 when I was 4 and was completed in 1964 when I was 9.  In those days my father would drive my sisters and me to Brooklyn to visit our grandparents every week or so.  We would ride along the Belt Parkway past the site.  Each time we went past there we could see the construction progress.

Voici le Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  Il relie Staten Island (à gauche) à Brooklyn (à droite).  La construction a commencé en 1959 quand j’avais 4 ans et a achevé en 1964 quand j’avais 9 ans.  À l’époque, mon père conduisait mes sœurs et moi à Brooklyn pour visiter nos grands-parents chaque semaine environ.  Nous allions sur la Belt Parkway auprès du chantier.  Chaque fois que nous allions le passer, nous pouvions voir le progrès de la construction. 

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Christmas / Noël 2015 in New York City

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I went to the city yesterday to see the Christmas decorations.  There were a lot of people but it was not overly crowded. Je suis allé dans la ville hier pour voir les décorations de Noël.  Il y avait beaucoup … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Whiskey

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There are a few distilleries in Brooklyn.  I know of two in Red Hook : Widow Jane and Van Brunt Stillhouse.  They both make whiskey. Il y a quelques distilleries à Brooklyn.  Je sais qu’il y a deux à Red … Continue reading

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The Hermione

The Hermione was the ship that Marquis de Lafayette came to America on to help the American colonies during the American Revolution.  It also participated in naval battles during the American Revolution including the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 which … Continue reading

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Christmas / Noël 2014 in New York City

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Yesterday I went to New York City to see the Christmas decorations.  I got there at 11:30 a.m.  It was very crowded.  I didn’t take any pictures of the store windows because of the big crowds.  Here are some of … Continue reading

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