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Photo of the day: Warning: Movie longer than flight

There was outrageous and incredibly frightening turbulence on my Cathay Pacific flight back to JFK from Vancouver. When it was all over, my heart was pounding and I was just happy to be alive. I decided to turn on a movie to calm myself down even though there was less than two hours left in [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Hand-written menu at Chanterelle

Chanterelle is a fancy schmancy restaurant in my neighborhood, TriBeCa. Like many restaurants they post their menu in the window, but theirs is completely handwritten and absolutely gorgeous. It immediately tells you something about the kind of service you’ll be getting there. It’s dated to indicate a seasonal menu and embellished with huge descenders. I [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Ferry rates in 1743

Inside the bar at the Beekman Arms Inn in Rhinebeck, NY, we found this list of ferry rates between Newburgh and Fishkill from May 24, 1743. Notice the stuff that people were bringing aboard with them — horse or beast, calf or hogg [sic], sheep or lamb, pail of butter, bushell [sic] of salt or [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: HSBC’s Pleasure and Pain

Imagine my surprise when I walked into the Cathay Pacific terminal at JFK and saw this HSBC ad. Kismet! I’ve always enjoyed their Your Point of View airport campaign, but even with all of my travel I’d never seen this one before. Check out all of their ads. I wonder what the skycap thought when [Keep Reading…]