NEW YORKThe second leg of our North America tour began in New York. The beginning of our stay in New York was not auspicious as we arrived at night, it was raining heavily and our booked transit took three hours to get us to our hotel...
... but this was the Big Apple and things had to look up - and they did. The next two days were great.
At Strawberry Fields, the John Lennon memorial
General view of park
|Natural History Museum
Lots of fascinating displays, the dinosaurs were the stand outs though
Statue of LIberty
Replacement for World Trade Centre
Flat Iron Building
Grand Central Station
Click on this link for all of the New York photos.
My main interests in Boston were the Revolutionary War sites.
People who are not particularly interested in history have probably heard of Paul Revere's ride. Here is a fascinating video that dispels some of the myths about the ride.
|The Old North Church
- where the lantern was displayed indicating the route of the British soldiers
Paul Revere's statue with the church in the background
Here is a link to the Boston pictures
QUEBEC CITYA long drive from Boston took us over the Canadian border to the picturesque Quebec City.
The photographs say it all.
Here is a link to the Quebec City photos.
OTTAWAOur next stop was Montreal, an overnight stop on the way to Ottawa. We did not find Montreal an interesting city. But here are the photos anyway.
Ottawa the capitol city of Canada, is situated on the St Lawrence River. For a government town, it is quite attractive.
We went shopping in ByWard market and then had lunch at the bakery that Obama visited in 2009
Our Ottawa photos.
THE THOUSAND ISLANDS
The Thousand Islands is a stretch of the St Lawrence that contains (surprise, surprise) lots of islands - in fact 1,864 of them. Some of the islands are on the Canadian side of the border, some of them are on the US side.
Most photos of Toronto include the CN Tower. Mine are no exception ...
... though there is no sign of the tower in this shot from our hotel room.
our: Toronto pictures
|There are two water falls at Niagara:
The American and Horseshoe Falls.
The American Fall is on the left and Horseshoe Fall is on the right in the photograph opposite.
We crossed back into the US at Niagara and drove to Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Amish country.
Our: Lancaster photos
Washington is a city of monuments, memorials, government, and museums.
|War Memorials :
|Government Buildings :
The White House
The Capitol Building
|National Air and Space Museum :
A "Hanging Display" with various aircraft
|Video of Main Entrance Hall|
Link to Washington Photos
The last city on the tour before returning to New York was Philadelphia. As with Boston, my main interest in Philly was its connection to the Revolutionary War, in particular Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
Independence Hall - exterior and interior
Rocky statue     Reading Terminal Market
Link to Philadelphia photos