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Monthly Archives: November 2009

This was taken yesterday evening, 2 days before the parade, and the street is just about completely set up for the parade.  As always, click on the image to see the Flickr version, including full size version.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Orange is the color of the Dutch Royal family, who are members of the House of Orange-Nassau.  I don’t know whether many people realize that is the inspiration for the color scheme of Dutch banking institution ING Direct.  It might be just as well if many people are not so aware, because if you trace […]

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This fountain was designed by Jacob Wrey Mould in 1871, and is sometimes referred to as the Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain.  It originally sat in front of the old NYC Post Office.  If my information is correct (I can find no official sources)  the Post Office sat on the triangular tip of land where the […]

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Fort Wadsworth was part of a string of naval forts built to protect New York harbor.  First fortified in the 17th century, at the time of the American revolution it was known as Fort Flagstaff, and captured by the British when they took New York City.  It was not taken back until the war’s end […]

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