CLOUDS AND MOUNTAINS AND STARS Have you noticed that when it’s cloudy you can’t see the stars? And that sometimes clouds can hide even mountains from you? (Or even skyscrapers?!) For a moment it seems as if there are no stars shining, no mountains standing. Have the mountains moved? Have the stars stopped shining? No…. Read more »
Posts Tagged: New York City
Storm clouds and suffering: SLJ travel journal
Going on adventures, taking pictures, thinking about things, writing them down on bits of paper, sharing them with you I was just in Colorado and then in New Mexico—and hiked in the Badlands (don’t you adore that name?). (Read on for a Foot Selfie to prove I was really there.) A land of such stunning… Read more »
Happy birthday, Ludwig Bemelmans!
Happy (117th!) birthday to Madeline author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans!
How To Be A New Yorker
As a New Yorker (trained in unwritten rules and codes of conduct without even realizing it), I do not need NYC BASIC TIPS AND ETIQUETTE. But I wonder. Might you? If you are visiting New York it will come in very handy. And save you from embarrassment. (Indeed, if you master these etiquette tips, you… Read more »
Beauty is for Everyone
When you walk through Central Park you feel like you’ve have escaped out of the city into the countryside—you are surrounded by natural beauty. Except that it’s not. Natural, I mean. The space where Central Park was built was originally a “pestilential, rocky swamp.” The natural beauty of Central Park is completely designed—to seem as… Read more »