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OUR FIRST TOUR OF BEIJING

OUR FIRST TOUR OF BEIJING

On our first full day here met up with Blake, our daughter and son-in-law’s friend living in Beijing. He had agreed to take us around the city for the day. Our first stop was a mosque. Very old and in need of some repair the buildings were spare except for the ceilings and roof...

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WE ARE HERE IN BEIJING

WE ARE HERE IN BEIJING

So we got here, the first leg of our 15 day China tour. I wanted to upload more photos but it seems that from this part of the world only one photo is allowed per blog session. And that’s not all, I am having to do all this blogging with the instructions for the...

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We’re headed for China this afternoon

We’ve been awake since way before 5:00 this morning just tooo excited to sleep any more. The flight is 4:30ish this afternoon and almost everything is packed. We saw our grandson last night and our daughter and son-in-law. Pizza and beer for dinner. No cooking on the night before a big flight. That’s to...

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DADDY’S GIRL and A STREET MUSCIAN

DADDY’S GIRL and A STREET MUSCIAN

Traveling on the subway you never know what you’ll see or experience. The one thing that you can be sure of is that you’ll find plenty to see. I’ve begun to take my camera with me wherever I go. And I’m learning how to take candid shots of what I see. I have found...

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Zebra crossing at Macy’s on 34th St. and Harold Square seen from the Empire State Building in Manhattan

Zebra crossing at Macy’s on 34th St. and Harold Square seen from the Empire State Building in Manhattan

Zebra crossing at Macy’s on 34th St. and Harold Square seen from the Empire State Building in Manhattan Originally uploaded by margaret mendel. This is a test posting. I’m learning how to upload and send photos from the Flickr.com to my blog. This is a shot I took while on top of the Empire...

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SCOTLAND YARD

SCOTLAND YARD

(These photographs were taken from the internet.)The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for the Noose, the newsletter for Mystery Writers of America. INSIDE SCOTLAND YARDSecuring order, preventing crime and the detection and punishment of offenders, if a crime is committed, is the primary objective of any police force. Jeremy Taylor,...

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JUST THOUGHT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE WHAT I SAW ON A WALK IN NEW YORK CITY LAST SATURDAY

JUST THOUGHT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE WHAT I SAW ON A WALK IN NEW YORK CITY LAST SATURDAY

Our visitor from California is still here and we’re seeing the sights of New York like we were tourists, too. But that’s a good thing and I’ve included a few picture from the stroll we took on the Westside and Village on Saturday. We had perfect weather that day and even today, Wednesday, the...

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SHOPPING NEAR MIDNIGHT

SHOPPING NEAR MIDNIGHT

A friend, Alan Holland, has come for a 9 day stay. He’s from California. He got in last last night and we decided to pick up a few groceries at Fairway. He’s a real camera buff and so we both took our cameras into the store with us. His camera is a snazzy job...

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A TRIP TO SING SING AND THEY GAVE ME A MUG

A TRIP TO SING SING AND THEY GAVE ME A MUG

(This was written several years ago after a Mystery Writers of America fieldtrip to Sing Sing.)Sing Sing is the only prison bisected by railroad tracks, and a few minutes before our Metro North Train pulled into the Ossening station, we got our first view of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, with thick rolls of...

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ABOUT THE PREVIOUS POST

The sign with Edgar A. Poe’s signature is on the fence outside of Poe Park located on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. The house is called the Poe Cottage and is where he lived for a short while with his wife, Virginia. He wrote many of his poems there. Virginia, pictured below, died...

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