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USA - the Northeast

July 2010

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12 Days in the USA, more specifically NYC, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. A trip down memory lane for Edo, taking Vie to his old University in Indiana Pa where he spent 2 semesters in the early 80s. We also revisited the magnificent Frank Lloyd Wright house 'Falling Water' just south of Pittsburgh, and traveled east to Hans & Toyoko's former homes and neighborhoods in Connecticut and New York City.

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Our first stopover, along the coast south of NYC
Colonial style
Arrived in Philadelphia, one of the oldest cities in the USA
Union League of Philadelphia
Salad bars, another typical US treat
What ING bank offices looked like back then
Independence Hall
On July 4, 1965, gay and lesbian activists from New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia held the first organized demonstration for equality here in front of Independence Hall. It was one of the first large protests for gay rights in world history.
The Liberty Bell, iconic symbol of American independence
The bell acquired its distinctive large crack some time in the early 19th century
Towards downtown Philly
The original Hershey's chocolate factory, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Another icon of American fast food: Nathan's hot dogs
Into the rural heartlands of the USA
Historical marker for the Pennsylvania turnpike
Arrived at Bear Run to see Fallingwater
Fallingwater is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces
Edo has always been a big fan of this house and he visited it for the first time back in 1982 with his former art teacher Bob Slenker
Since Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater opened to the public in 1964, more than five million visitors have experienced this architectural masterwork.
The Kaufmanns - a prominent Pittsburgh family known for their distinctive sense of style and taste - commissioned Wright to build this house in December 1934
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The Kaufmanns’ love for Bear Run’s rushing waterfalls inspired Wright to imagine a residence cantilevered directly over them
Echoing a natural pattern established by its neighbouring rock ledges, Wright positioned the house over the falls in a stacked grouping of cantilevered concrete "trays"
Bye Fallingwater, hope to see you once more in our lifetime!
Visiting Edo's 'alma mater', Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana
Elkin Hall was the dorm where Edo shared a room with Thor from Sweden
Many buildings on campus have changed into more modern ones between 1982 and 2015, but Elkin Hall still remains
'The Caf'
Edo used to have memorable lunches here with his group of foreign student friends
Campus overview
The oldest building of IUP, dating back to 1875
The Oak Grove
Freshmen introduction days going on while we were visiting
Indiana theatre
Downtown Indiana
Memory lane for Edo
The French Manor Inn carriage house
Sydare, uncle Hans' former weekend house in Connecticut
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Sydare
Sydare
Sydare driveway
The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford
Hartford at night
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
The Old State House in Boston
Our hotel in a converted old prison building
Lobster eating feast in Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island
Mystic Pizza, site of the Julia Roberts rom com from 1988
Crossing over from Rhode Island to Long Island by ferry
Crossing over from Rhode Island to Long Island by ferry
Crossing over from Rhode Island to Long Island by ferry
Crossing over from Rhode Island to Long Island by ferry
Crossing over from Rhode Island to Long Island by ferry
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Crossing over from Rhode Island to Long Island by ferry
Long Island Sound, near Orient
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Public Library
The Statue of Liberty in the distance
Manhattan across the East River
Manhattan across the East River
Glimpse of Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
The Staten Island Ferry passing by
Manhattan skyline
Lunch at South Street Seaport
1955 or 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Bleeker Street subway station
High Line Park
High Line Park
High Line Park
High Line Park
High Line Park
High Line Park
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