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By the way, visual & sound finds - En passant, trouvailles visuelles & sonores

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The Vessel at Hudson Yards in New York City is located at the start of the High Line & Hudson River trek, on Urban Trekking New York. 

Open to the public in March 2019, it is already considered the Eiffel Tower of New York. It is made of interconnected stairs on 16 floors, and its platforms overlook the skyscrapers that have also recently emerged in this place. Its particular shape has also made it compared to a M. C. Escher drawing.

To visit it, it's free, but you have to reserve your place in advance. 

Last but not  least, its name is temporary. It's the public that will decide its final name by going to a site created for this purpose, so if you have some ideas...
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The Vessel d'Hudson Yard à New York City est situé au début du trek de la High Line & Hudson River .

Ouvert au public en mars 2019, il est déjà considéré comme la Tour Eiffel de New York. Il est fait d'escaliers interconnextés sur 16 étages…

Une histoire charmante & une grande nouvelle - A charming story & a great news | dialogue | Faucon & Oie - Hawk & Goose

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A charming story & a great news is the last dialogue between Hawk and Goose in "A Singular Domain".

It talks about a generous policeman, an upcoming wedding and a radio station. The events are somewhat linked and you will know more about them by going to read what they say, and all the other dialogues in the story!
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Une histoire charmante & une grande nouvelle, c'est le dernier dialogue entre Faucon et Oie dans Les Espaces Discrets. 

Il y est question d'un policier généreux, d'un mariage prochain et d'une station de radio. Les événements sont liés d'une certaine façon et vous en saurez plus en allant lire ce qu'il en est et tous les autres dialogues de l'histoire!

Beacon Hill Art Walk | linocuts & woodcuts - Gravures sur bois et lino | Boston | Awards - Prix

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At Beacon Hill Art Walk, I show only my woodcuts and linocuts; the event always happens on a Sunday afternoon in June; the owners of the private alleys of this historic Boston neighborhood open their doors to exhibitors and the public. The weather is usually nice. 

The first year I did it, I got the 3rd place award; in 2015, I got the 2nd place and this year, the 1st. Have I improved or has the competition narrowed? Judge by yourself by going to see my work since 2009 and before on LecomteDominique.com

 As for Beacon Hill, it can be visited all year round following the self-guided Beacon Hill trek. Only the alleys will be closed but the neighborhood remains superb.
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A Beacon Hill Art Walk, je n'expose que mes gravures sur bois et lino; l'évènement se passe toujours un dimanche après-midi en juin; les propriétaires des allées privées de cet endroit historique de Boston ouvrent ce jour là leurs portes aux exposants e…

The Grand, Boston night club, Seaport District | DJ set 06/03/19 | Frank Walker & Felix Cartal

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The Grand is the newest addition to Boston nightclubs. Located in the Seaport District, opened a little over a year ago, it hosts the greatest specialists in international electro dance. 

 Monday, June 6, it was the turn of Frank Walker and Felix Cartal to be at the mixer, each with his own energy and sound. 

The sound system is impressive, loud but clear; the light shows are the most elaborate of Boston; the colorful visuals projected on two adjacent walls still transform the atmosphere. 

If you especially want to dance and see your favorite DJs, you will probably regret that the dance floor is small and that most of the space is composed of VIP tables. This makes the Grand a chic club where you show off and that's what it claims to be. T

To find it, follow the Fort Point and Seaport trek; The Grand is not far from the new chapel of Notre-Dame du Bon Voyage where there too, it is advisable to dress properly, although in another style!

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Hindu Temple Society of North America - Temple Hindou de la société d'Amérique du Nord | Flushing, Queens, New York City

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The Hindu Temple Society of North America is in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
Leave your shoes and bags at the entrance, you'll then be able to walk in front of many gods with unknown powers, at least for you. They all have offerings and the atmosphere is reverent.
Next, go to the basement for wonderful vegetarian Indian cuisine.
You'llfind this temple and others too by following the Flushing and Corona self-guided trek.
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Le temple hindou de la société d'Amérique du Nord est situé à Flushing dans le Queens, New York City. 
Otez vos chaussures, et laissez votre sac à l'entrée, vous pourrez alors marcher révérencieusement devant de multiples déités aux pouvoirs inconnus. Toutes ont des offrandes et l'atmosphère est révérencieuse.
Ensuite, allez au sous-sol pour d'excellent plats indiens et végétariens.
Vous trouverez ce temple et d'autres encore en suivant le trek auto-guidé de Flushing & Corona.

Ferry Charlestown Navy Yards -Boston Aquarium | Self guided Charlestown trek - Tour auto-guidé de Charleston

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The ferry Charlestown Navy Yards - Boston Aquarium is one option to end the Charlestown self-guided trek

 It's a 10-minute mini-cruise that brings you in front of the North End, then into the heart of the city. 

 There are even seats on the outer deck, facing the city!


Otherwise, you take the Charlestown Bridge back and you arrive next to North Station. It's about one extra mile walk.


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Le ferry Charlestown Navy Yards - Boston Aquarium est une option pour finir le trek auto-guidé de Charlestown.

C'est une mini croisère de 10 mn qui vous fait passer en face du North End puis arrive au coeur de la ville.

Il y a même des sièges sur le pont extérieur, faisant face à la ville!

Sinon, vous reprenez le pont de Charlestown et vous arrivez près de North Station. C'est environ 1.5km de marche en plus.


The Longwood & Fenway trek - Le trek de Longwood & Fenway | Fenway Park, Boston

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The Longwood & Fenway trek passes through Fenway Park and if you have never been to this place, it's worth the trip even if you do not like baseball. Fenway Park is the oldest baseball stadium in the US, where the Red Sox have been training since 1912. Who, from the Red Sox or the stadium, is the best known, hard to say?! Located almost in the city center, Fenway Park is also one of the smallest stadium of the MLB. It's classified as a Historical Landmark since 2012. Around, in the adjacent streets, the animation is constant and goes crazy during games. If you do not want to buy a ticket to visit the place, a bar offers a view of the lawn in exchange for a drink.

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Le trek de Longwood & Fenway passe par Fenway Park et si vous n'êtes jamais allé(e)s dans cet endroit, il vaut le déplacement même si vous n'aimez pas le baseball.

Fenway Park est le plus ancien stade de baseball des USA, l'endroit où…

Before the concert - Avant le concert | Jordan Hall | New England Conservatory - Conservatoire de la Nouvelle-Angleterre | Boston

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Before the concert at Jordan Hall, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, there is always this waiting time before the musicians arrive. The room fills up little by little, each one finds its place, the noise of the voices amplifies as the hour approaches. Then an announcement, the light goes down, they arrive. After the applause, the magic can begin. That night, it was the Philharmonix, a group of six musicians from the philharmonic orchestras of Vienna and Berlin, known for their good mood and mix of classical music, folk, pop, jazz and Latin. Jordan Hall is a superb room classified as a historical monument. Its acoustics are renowned and its classical music concerts are often more experimental than those of the Boston Symphony next door. Jordan Hall is also at the beginning of the South End trek. The students of the conservatory often repeat during the day and those of the entrance will probably let you go inside if you ask them to see the Hall.…

ISEC Center, Northeastern University, Boston | The Fenway & Longwood trek - Le trek de Fenway & Longwood

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The ISEC Center at Northeastern University in Boston is a fairly recent addition to the university buildings. 

Completed in 2017, it favors movement and fluidity as much in its architectural design as in its educational destination. 

Take the Fenway & Longwood trek on Urban Trekking Boston and your footsteps will take you to this unique place.

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Le centre ISCE de Northeastern University à Boston est une addition assez récentes aux bâtiments de l'université. 

Achevé en 2017, il privilégie le mouvement et la fluidité autant dans sa conception architecturale que dans sa destination éducative. 

Prenez le trek de Fenway & Longwood sur Trekking Urbain à Boston et vos pas vous conduiront à cet endroit unique.

Chapel - chapelle | MIT, Cambridge | architect(e) Eero Saartinen | Boston +

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The MIT chapel in Cambridge, designed by architect Eero Saarinen, is a good example of his neo-futuristic style. From the outside, a brick cylinder; around the cylinder, moats to make the place an island of serenity; hidden windows that allow the sun's reflections to wavy on the interior walls; a metallic structure designed by Harry Bertoia that captures the light from above. If you are following the Cambridge / MIT trek, the chapel is on your way and worth a detour. Eero Saarinen is known for the ark he created in St Louis, the tulip chair and, just in front of the chapel, the Kresge auditorium and its light metal structure resting on only 3 points. You will also see it on your way.

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La chapelle de MIT à Cambridge, conçue par l'architecte Eero Saarinen, est un bon exemple de son style neo-futuriste. 

De l'extérieur, un cylindre en brique; autour du cylindre, des douves pour faire de l'endroit une île de sérénité; …