Archive | July, 2014

Roosevelt Island Octagon House

Roosevelt Island, New York City

We found ourselves in Manhattan one spring afternoon a few months ago and decided to take a look at Roosevelt Island.  Previously known as Manning’s Island, Blackwell Island, and Welfare Island, Roosevelt Island is located on a narrow spit of land between Manhattan and Queens.  The Island is approximately two miles long and at 800 feet at its widest with a current population of around 12,000. […]

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Point Reyes National Seashore Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock

An opportunity had come up last fall to spend the weekend at Pt Reyes Lifeboat Station in the old Coast Guard Station on Drake’s Bay. It was for a writing workshop sponsored by the Point Reyes Field Institute, a nonprofit which helps preserve the seashore and also which provides educational opportunities for children and adults. Over […]

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House in Orange City

Orange, California

“The city of Orange is located in Orange County, California. It is approximately 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north of the county seat,Santa Ana. Orange is unusual in that many of the homes in its Old Town District were built prior to 1920; whereas many other cities in the region demolished such houses in the 1960s, Orange decided to preserve […]

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