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Photo Gallery – Signs

A Selection of Signs! Further Photographs can be seen at TimRoebuck.photos Mumbai MassacresTrident Hotel Paterson NJAdam Hamiltons creation Haiti2010 Post Earthquake Station On The Border Sth Korea & Nth KoreaDMZ in Sth Korea For sale signWilliamsport PA Tokyo...

Leiden – Beyond Amsterdam

; Beyond AmsterdamCanals – Windmills – Bicycles – Rembrant – The Pilgrim Fathers –Classic Dutch Architecture –Museums Had enough of the frantic, crowded, often overwhelmed, but still interesting Amsterdam?  Why not visit one of the several other nearby Dutch towns? ...

Arkansas Observations

The Clinton Trail If so inclined you can trace the early years of President Bill Clinton.  Born near the rail tracks in Hope (now an NPS Visitor Center), you will find his boyhood home.   ‘Hope’ seems a pretty inappropriately named town nowadays, as the...

Austin, (somehow) Texas

  Above: LBJ  Presidential Library.  Well worth an afternoons visit   Left: The Capitol Austin Silicon Valley oof Texas Sometimes called ‘the Silicon Valley’ of Texas nowadays, following the boom of the last 5 years Austin has the feel of a city, coming...

Isle of Man

Status of the IOM The Isle of Mann (IOM) is in the middle of the Irish Sea, north of Wales, between Britain and the Republic of Island.  Its population of around 86,000 (although probably less than ½ are actually born on the island) are known around the world for...

Daisy & FDR

The Hudson Valley:  A Parade of Views Getting Out of New York If visiting New York City from outside the country or from another State, it is well worth taking time out to travel up the east side of the River Hudson.  It all starts no more than than 70 miles north of...

Acadia

First Things First. When to go? Acadia off peak.  Since 1916 visitor numbers have grown so that today in summer it can be really, really congested.  Even in mid June, when some sights are not even open, many of the popular parking lots (eg at lighthouses &...

Germany-Dresden

Before You Start Get yourself a transportation pass (S Bahn, Tram and Bus included) (I paid just 6 Euro’s for a full days travel.  Fantastic, clean and easy system to use). There are also excellent value Travel Cards and Passes for Dresden that include many of the...

Germany – Dessau: Surprise!

Junkers! Situated about half way to Leizig and an easy train ride from Berlin, Leipzig or Dresden I determined to go to Dessau.  Like many you probably ask why! Junkers.  The town built the WW2 Junkers planes and there is a Museum there (here).  It is a decent but...

Cold War City

Berlin - Lest We Forget Photos taken in 1981 and then again in twentieth century.  The Berlin Wall behind the Reichstag and ominous Checkpoint Charlie signage. Back in BerlinI had the good fortune to make the effort, with a couple of friends, to go to Berlin in the...

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport – Off Peak  Rationalizing the Gilded Era. New Year in Newport, New Year in Newport, Rhode Island.  Known for its sailing, America’s Cup and the Tennis Hall of Fame (which is actually open year round) Newport proved to be a surprisingly easy,...

Leipzig: Behind The Iron Curtain

Roots of  the Revolution Looking back, Leipzig was instrumental in the bringing down of the Wall.  It was as early as 1982, people had been gathering at the Nikolaikirche in the centre of Leipzig every Monday to pray for concerns as daily life was getting harder and...

“Noisy Neighbors”

Arriving in Jordan: Most will at Queen Alia Airport near Amman Coming from/going to Israel you will likely use the Allenby Crossing – be patient! It might take time and Visa options in advance likely needed (you’ll also need meeting) Once I arrived from Egypt,...