Banbury, books and media

Traveling While Hungry

One of the first things I do when planning a trip is to explore to culinary offerings where ever I am going. Food and travel are my two favourite ‘past times’ and I combine them whenever possible. Lately, I have another way to combine them. These days, I am quite often found – on a Monday morning – down at…

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Banbury, books and media

Book Mad in Banbury

I’ve been book mad a long time, long before I moved to Banbury. When we were house hunting, one of my criteria (and I didn’t have many) was that where ever we ended up, it have a bookstore. And didn’t I get lucky! We ended up in Banbury for a number of really excellent reasons – and while it was…

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(web)site seeing, books and media

New York as Art

There are two amazing artists that have turned their detailed and talented eyes toward Gotham and produced two of the most beautiful illustrations of New York City I have ever seen. First Jenni Sparks. She has created a beautiful NYC map – somehow chaotic and balanced at the same time with all the details and accuracy you could want combined…

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(web)site seeing, books and media

Gotham Girl Goes Transatlantic

You know how I was so disappointed to miss being in New York while Boris The Blonde was here? Well, I’m still disappointed to have missed it but I’m feeling ever so much perkier now. Why? Cause there is a new series of posts starting on his blog that will touch about the similarities, differences and amusing points of reference…

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books and media, historical gotham, museums

Romping With Rogues

I love a good local history and at the moment, I am current reading Rogues’ Gallery: The Secret History of the Mogul and the Money that Made the Metropolitan Museum by Michael Gross.  Gross’ name may ring a bell if you read 740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building (which I didn’t but which a lot of…

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books and media, Outer Boroughs

Borough Bookshelf: Queens

Previously on “How I Purged My Bookshelves Only to Fill Them Up Again” . . . . I had gotten rid of some books to make room for others. In the spirit of expanding (or trying to expand) my admittedly Manhattan-centric view of Gotham, I went hunting new books. But this time books on the other boroughs. Brooklyn was a…

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