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New York's Hudson Valley - America's Loire
A grandiose claim, I know, but this verdant, gently rolling valley north of New York City is packed of historic mansions, woodlands, fine cultural institutions, and small towns that are a mix of sophisticated and classic Americana. The corridor leading 130 miles up from New York City toward state capital Albany boasts an impressive pedigree: here George Washington set up his most famous Revolutionary War headquarters; inventor Robert Fulton debuted the first steamboat; U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt made his home; Rockefellers, Astors, and Vanderbilts summered and weekended; and reknowned landscape painter Frederick Church lived and immortalized its... keep reading
Discovering Street Life In Dongguan, China
Like many of the urban boom behemoths of Canton, China,Dongguan (pop. in city proper 8.2 million, greater metro 44.4 million) can be intimidating, its new architecture and cityscapes monumental, its traffic massive and chaotic. And yet, signs of traditional street life can still be discerned amid it all. As I ventured out of my highrise hotel late one afternoon recently, I noticed a “real” avenue, built on a human scale, lined with trees and busy with locals who are… keep reading
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