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Trip: United States

There are [4] stories from my trip: United States

Roosevelt Island

USA | Saturday, 31 Dec 2011 | Views [469]

Roosevelt Island only gained its current name in 1973. Before that this sometime prison, infectious disease hospital and lunatic asylum was known as Blackwell's, then Welfare Island. A shunned place, in other words. It made sense. The island is a narrow ... Read more >


USA | Saturday, 24 Dec 2011 | Views [399]

The New Jersey Turnpike is twelve lanes wide and runs 200km north south between Fort Lee and Carneys Point. While not the busiest highway in the USA it is still heavy with traffic. Cars and buses, vans and trucks hug its gently engineered curves and lanes ... Read more >

Air and Space

USA | Saturday, 17 Dec 2011 | Views [460]

Much has been said of the United State's militarism. Robert Fisk writes of the necessity of any empire – be it Roman or British – to exert power abroad. For domestic political consumption as much as to provide access to raw materials and resources. The ... Read more >


USA | Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | Views [487]

In the opening passage of Rudyard Kipling's Kim the Lahore Museum is described as "the old Ajaib-Gher - the Wonder House". Which is true, as this museum contains many a forgotten treasure. Dusty, yes. Neglected, somewhat. But that is easily ... Read more >