My 5: Madame Tussauds, New York City.

Madame Tussauds New York City

1. May 2007. I was wading through my old New York photos when a question suddenly hit me like a well-fired arrow: Did I go to Madame Tussauds?!? With the grisly evidence staring me right in the face it was obviously a rhetorical question, though one that nevertheless spawned a much more pertinent query: WHY? Well, […]

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My 5: Greater Highway Deliverance Temple, New York City.

Greater Highway Deliverance Temple Harlem New York City

1. May 2007. Looking for a different, some might even say peculiar New York experience to sink your teeth into? I’ve always been fascinated by the mythical world of the gospel church, thanks in large to movies like Sister Act, Bruce Almighty and The Great Debaters. Imagine experiencing this kind of full-blooded “praise the looooord” joyousness in person […]

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My 5: The Imagine Mosaic – Central Park, New York City.

The Imagine Mosaic Strawberry Fields Memorial Central Park New York City

1. May 2007. I’ve been a huge Beatles fan for pretty much as long as I can remember. I grew up with those seminal records playing in my house as a kid and when I became a collector myself one of the first things I did was work my way through the fab four’s discography, […]

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My 5: Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City.

Ellis Island Immigration Museum New York City May 2007

1. May 2007. Coming to New York City? Got your tickets for The Statue of Liberty? It’s amazing how many people don’t know that their ferry tickets include entry to Ellis Island and its historical Immigration Museum. Perhaps even more incredible is the number of people who say: “Oh, is that worth doing?”or, “Yeah we […]

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My 5: Liberty Island, New York City.

Battery Park New York City

1. May 2007. New York City’s Battery Park is a 12-acre oasis on the southern tip of Manhattan, home to a series of fine gardens and statue memorials. Known locally as The Battery, the park served as the city’s immigration arrival depot in the 1850s, long before the construction of the Immigration Center on Ellis […]

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My 5: Cool Spots Around Washington DC.

Meridian Hill Park Malcolm X Park Washington DC

1. May 2007. Washington DC is a pleasingly green experience, with a bunch of beautiful parks and gardens scattered around town. Some say there are few cities in the US to rival DC on this front, thanks to stunning green spaces like Rock Green Park (featuring the civil war era Fort Stevens), The U.S. Arboretum, (boasting […]

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My 5: Nationals Park Baseball Stadium, Washington DC.

Nationals Park Baseball Stadium Navy Yard Washington DC

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. May 2009. If truth be told some of these My 5s are really tricky to put together. Take an old visit to a baseball match for example, a sport I know virtually nothing about, which took […]

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