Posts Tagged ‘travel’

新奥尔良

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Big Easy, 美酒,佳肴,喧闹的波旁街,优雅的建筑,静处一隅的花园区,死一般静寂的圣路易斯公墓,这些,都还不是新奥尔良的全部。

犹如饮一盅百年的佳酿,你需要慢慢去品味,你还需要时间,去细想它种种的妙味。

如果你去过美国很多的城市,为它们来去匆匆的人群和似曾相识的食物而倍感单调,你一定要去新奥尔良。

如果你所去的目的不外乎是几顿新奇的美味,和法式西(班牙)式的建筑,新奥尔良难免会让你失望。但你若是敞开心扉让新奥尔良去浸润,就像微雨轻洒在油纸上,你会发现,你竟会慢慢消融在这座城市里。

阳光下的新奥尔良固然有她的艳丽,可我觉得阴霾下、细雨中的BIG EASY却是美妙无比。撑一把伞,走在也许有些破旧的街道上,最好是在花园区长长的街巷里,有百年的古橡树从街道两旁伸出枝来,是天然的绿色走廊。缀以南方特有的Spanish Moth,古树有如在烟幕中,神秘而忧伤。当你沉静在这刹那的伤感中时,远处教堂的钟声,有时是游船上汽笛的乐音,会慢慢地把你唤回现实。

 这就是新奥尔良,一切似乎都充满矛盾,却又彼此消融。当你正为一根电线竿上被各种广告钉得千疮百孔不堪入目而蹙眉时,眼前却突然一亮,嵌花的金属阳台围栏上,各色盆载花卉争奇斗艳,垂下的藤蔓在风中优雅摇曳。当你厌倦于波旁街的攘攘人流时,花园区为你准备了清寂,或者干脆向西北走走,墓区的独特风景,悬棺,还有精致与颓败的墓冢之交相杂陈,也许更让人流连。

在入住的Royal街假日酒店旁,坐在驾驶座等人。旁边,街对面,是一个新奥尔良的流浪汉。在新奥尔良,我遇到过好多个这样的流浪汉,但这么近距离地观察他们,却是第一次。他就这么悠闲地抽着烟,啜着旁边的可乐,眼神悠然凝望远方的天空,时而又回过头来看着街道上熙来攘往的人群。我把他作为新奥尔良的一道风景,但显然,我也是他欣赏中的一道风景中的一个。因为有几次,我们有过眼光的交接,我们彼此都没有惊讶,也没有有意的回避。他的目光是悠然从容的,那是一种取舍之后、大智慧中孕育的从容不迫,让我相信,流浪,是一种生活方式。我们这些为俗利奔波的游客,何曾有过如此悠然的时光,享受身心的静谧?

Geocaching

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This is our second trip, but the 2nd and 3rd caches. Dahlonega,  once the first gold rush town, is a small and quiet lumpkin county seat, now is full with holiday spirit. We visited gold museum, visitor center and heard Christmas carol from a chocolate shop.

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be precise

Friday, May 13th, 2011

at a piano gallery

whitewater falls

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Located in NC, this is a great place to immerse yourself in mother nature.

Atlanta tour

Friday, December 26th, 2008

GY will be visiting Atlanta and we think the best places to go would be:

  • Margaret Mitchell House and Museum

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum

http://www.gwtw.org/hours.html

Tours
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am–5pm
Sunday: Noon–5pm

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults – $12.00
Seniors (65 and older) – $9.00
Students (13 and older) – $9.00
Children aged 4-12 – $5.00
Free – Margaret Mitchell House Members & Children under 4 years old
Groups of ten or more are eligible for discounted rates.

The Margaret Mitchell House
& Museum
990 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
404-249-7015

Going south on I-75/I-85 (from the north, Marietta, Buckhead, Norcross) take the 249D exit, the North Avenue exit. Take a left off the exit onto North Avenue . You will travel through one stop light before you reach West Peachtree Street. Take a left onto West Peachtree Street. (This is a one-way street going north.) Follow West Peachtree Street until you reach 10th Street. Take a right onto 10th Street. Crescent Avenue is your next right before you reach the next traffic light. You will see the house ahead of you once you turn onto 10th Street. Turn right onto Crescent Avenue and you will see our complimentary parking lot on the right .

From downtown Atlanta, head north on Peachtree Street. The house is on the corner of 10th and Peachtree Street. Take a left at the corner of 10th and Peachtree. Take your first left, Crescent Avenue, which is directly behind the house. You will see our complimentary parking lot on your right.

By public transportation:
The Margaret Mitchell House is one block east of the Midtown Marta Station. When you leave the Marta Station by the Peachtree Place exit, turn left and walk up the sidewalk to the light at Peachtree Street. You will see our entrance sign on the sidewalk.

Free Parking:
Free parking is available adjacent to the property.

  • Martin Luther King Center: Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Fees & Reservations

Admission and parking are FREE.

Admission: Free

Vehicle Parking: Free parking is available on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue between Jackson Street and Boulevard.

No special arrangements are needed since most of the park is self-guided. However, you will need to register to tour the Birth Home of Dr. King. Reservations for touring the Birth Home are handled on a first-come first-serve basis the day of your tour, in person. No advance reservations can be made. Register at the Visitor Center Information Desk.

Martin Luther King Center
449 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta

  • Stone mountain park

Christmas time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM Peak; Christmas event 2:00PM - 9:00PM

For more about history of Atlanta, this is the great web site:

http://www.atlantastartshere.org/