New England & Canada
October 2013
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I can now honestly say "I've been to Harvard" - grounds of the university.

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Statue of the founder John Harvard - actually no pictures of him exist and this was modelled on a "random" student.

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The Memorial Church

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The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library - funded by mother of a book loving student who died on the "Titanic" shortly after graduating.

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Street scenes in Cambridge, Mass., home of Harvard University.

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Ultra modern building in Boston, Mass. with reflections of adjacent buildings.

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Reflection of photographer photographing the reflection!

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Tortoise and Hare sculptures near finish point of the Boston Marathon.

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Trinity Church, Boston, Mass.

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Pianos were "littered" about the city for anyone to sit down and play.

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Intrepid travellers who were married in Holy Trinity Church, Boston, Lincolnshire outside Trinity Church, Boston, Mass.

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Fire engine (truck) to show we were actually in Boston.

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Statue of Paul Revere.

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Originally the statue faced the other way but it was reversed as it was considered bad form to have the horse's posterior facing (Rose Kennedy's) Catholic church!

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Old North Church

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Memorial garden - each dog-tag represents a life lost.

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Another piano.

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Box pews in church designed to enclose footwarmers.

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Narrowest house in town! Said to have been built to spite a neighbour as it shaded all sunlight off his garden.

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Quincy Market

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The Waterfront.

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Views from the Prudential Building

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Trinity Church from above.

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The broad yellow line across the street is the finishing line of the Boston Marathon.

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World HQ of Christian Science Church.

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Reflection pool at Christian Science church.

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Home of Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

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Mayflower memorial, Plymouth.

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List of Pilgrims on Mayflower - note names of wives not printed - just, for example, John Carver and wife.

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The Mayflower II , replica of the original.

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The "Plymouth Rock" - alleged landing spot of first pilgrim ashore.

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A Plymouth house complete with pumpkins.

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Statue of Massasoit, the North American Indian who befriended the Pilgrims and taught them how to grow crops and survive.

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Sandwich, Mass.

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Chatham, Mass. where we first sampled Clam Chowder (and beer!)

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My word, that's a big one!!

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J.F.Kennedy Memorial, Hyannis Port.

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House of Representatives, State Building, Concord, N.H. They are paid $100 a year (there's a lesson for us!!)

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The Senate.

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Cannon Mountain.

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From the cable car.

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Lincoln, start of the Kancamagus Highway.

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Conway, N.H. scenic railway.

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Covered road bridge, a feature of N.H.

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The Brick Store, Bath - the oldest grocery store in the States, established 1852.

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Odd looking cutomers!!

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Bath Church where we marked Ashbourne on the school map.

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Museum section inside store.

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Ice cream parlour and "rock and roll museum" created by current owner Mike Lusby a rock 'n' roller.

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Mike's brother Jim smokes food for the shop.

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Burr Morse, seventh generation owner of the Morse Maple Farm. he proved that some Americans do have a sense of humour!

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On the road to Stowe, Vermont.

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Driving to Canada.

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Notre Dame Church Montreal

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On the way to Quebec

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Parliament Building Quebec.

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The old town.

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Wall art!!

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Pumpkins abound once again.

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Tourist and North American fire hydrant.

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43 and a half!!

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Piles of salt at quayside ready for winter use.

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View from old city walls

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"Princess" cruise ship in port.

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The Laurentian mountains.

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Town of St. Sauveur

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Chinese lantern show at Montreal Botanical Gardens.

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A topiary beekeeper and bee!!!!

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Schoolchildrens' pumpkin decorating competition.

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Grain silos on road to Ottawa.

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Ottawa parliament building.

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The Eternal Flame.

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Byward market, Ottawa.

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More pumpkins!

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. . . . . . . . . and garlic!

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. . . . . . . . even caulis!!

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Totem pole to remind us where we are.

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The road to Toronto (through bus window)

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Just a little "runabout" towed behind a moble home or "RV"

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Makes you weep doesn't it? That's about £3.65 per gallon (UK)

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The CN Tower, Toronto.

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Views from the CN Tower

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Sunset - 6:45pm precisely.

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News building with unusual decoration! CN in background.

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More very modern buildings.

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The front of an old bank was moved into this centre and rebuilt . . . . . .

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. . . . . with offices etc. behind the old frontage.

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Niagara town.

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Upstream Niagara river.

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Approaching the rim of the Horse Shoe Falls.

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The Horse - Shoe Falls (Canadian)

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The American Falls and the Bridal Veil

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Maid of the Mist approaches the Horse Shoe Falls.

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Not a Smurfs convention . . . . . .

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. . . . . . but an attempt to keep dry!!

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I think that's close enough!

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A common sight - out of town shopping mall.

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American school bus.

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A Governor Burger served at the Roscoe Diner

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That's lunch for one!!

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Approaching New York.

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Empire State building.

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NY by night - Times Square.

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Entrance to Empire State Building.

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Views from the top.

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The Rockefeller Centre

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Skating rink opened that day.

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The Metropolitan Opera House

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Clever use of steps to advertise forthcoming events.

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Central Park - Strawberry Fields.

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The Dakota building - home of John Lennon

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Site of JL murder.

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Street food vendors.

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The Chrysler building.

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Grand Central Station - its demolition prevented by Jacqueline Kennedy

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Look what large portions do to you!!

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Varied street scenes.

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Heliport from where you take a flight over Manhattan etc.

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New York's finest!!

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Street artist - makes a change from pencil etc. drawings.

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Market and skate board "park" set up for Columbus Day/weekend.

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Rockefeller Centre in daylight.

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The Lego shop.

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Preparing for the Circle Line boat tour around Manhattan Island.

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The Freedom Tower

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Needs no intrduction!

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Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants.

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Staten Island ferry.

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UN building

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The Riverside Church, funded by J.D.Rockefeller jnr. - bears a remarkable resemblance to Boston Stump.

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Old water towers on roof tops.

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Cruise ship tied up alongside U.S.S. Intrepid - now a museum. Notice the tail of a surviving Concorde airliner

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And so to JFK Airport - no photo collection complete without the ubiquitous yellow taxis.