The New York - West Harlem trek - Le trek de New York - West Harlem

College Walk - Columbia University - Riverside - NYC

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The New York - West Harlem trek is a free self-guided tour to visit Upper Manhattan, Manhattanville and Riverside. It will take you about 2:30 hours to complete if strolling and taking photos, more if you explore all the museums and galleries on your way.

You'll see historical houses and monuments, two universities, art galleries, churches and museums. You'll also walk along the Hudson River.

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Le New York – West Harlem Trek est un tour gratuit et guidé de 5 km pour visiter Upper Manhattan, Manhattanville et Riverside. Il vous demandera environ 2h30 de marche en flânant et prenant des photos, plus si vous explorer toutes les galeries et musées sur votre route. 

Vous verrez des maisons et monuments historiques, deux universités, des galeries d’art, des églises et des musées.…

By the way, visual finds - En passant, trouvailles visuelles

Addison Gallery of American Art - Phillips Academy - Andover, MA

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A gallery well worth a visit in the very New England city of Andover, at the more than prestigious Phillips Academy. It's at about 20 miles from Boston.

Small museum is a better name to describe this place full of American Art masterpieces on 3 floors in about 6 galleries. Some  are very unusual like its superb collection of models American ships, some are cutting edge. There's also an extensive collection of photographs shown on a rotating basis in thematic exhibitions. All of that for the education of students, of course, but also for the general public.

It's another addition to the new page "Beyond Boston" at Urban Trekking Boston.


Une galerie qui vaut une visite dans la très Nouvelle Angleterre ville de Andover et à la plus que prestigieuse Phillips Academy. C'est à environ 30 km de Boston.

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David August | DJ live | Brighton Music Hall | Boston

David August | DJ live | Brighton Music Hall | Boston
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A single bad photo doesn't do justice to the energy and creativity at play yesterday evening at Brighton Music Hall for a sold out show by German DJ David August, but it's all  I have.

So you'll have to believe me if I say it was great!

Brighton Music Hall is not on any trek from Urban Trekking Boston as it is quite far from Downtown; yet for shows where the performer(s) is(are) next to the public and that ends before midnight instead of starting at midnight, it's a venue to remember.

Une seule mauvaise photo ne rend pas justice à l'énergie et la créativité en jeu hier soir à Brighton Music Hall pour un concert à guichets fermés du DJ allemand David August; c'est pourtant tout ce que j'ai!

Il vous faudra donc me croire si je vous dit que c'était bien!

Brighton Music Hall n'est pas sur les treks de Trekking Urbain à Boston parce que c'est assez loin du centre; ceci …

Rabbits & roses - Boston Garden | Lapins & roses - jardin de Boston

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Rabbits & roses don't mix well at the Boston Garden, like everywhere else! 

What's surprising is that, on top of the squirrels that are everywhere, there are some rabbits in the middle of the city. 

If you take the Beacon Hill and parks treks at night, perhaps you'll see them in front of the fence, looking at the roses out of reach!

Lapins & roses ne se mélangent pas bien au jardin de Boston comme partout ailleurs! 

Ce qui est étonnant, c'est qu'en plus des écureuils qui sont partout, il y ait des lapins au milieu de la ville.

Si vous prenez le trek de Beacon Hill et des parcs la nuit, vous les verrez peut-être devant le grillage, regardant les roses inaccessibles!

Howardena Pindell retrospective at the Rose Museum in Waltham, MA

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About the Howardena Pindell retrospective at the Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, "What remains to be seen": even if you don't especially like the artist 's works, once again the Rose Museum offers an exciting show as it allows to follow Pindell creation since the 1960s until now, with her recurring themes and the transformations she operated following personal dramas and/or the evolution of the time. It's quite unusual to get 50 years of work under the same roof and it explains why, for once, her work is spread over all the galleries of the museum.

You'll have until May 19 to  go and see this show before it goes somewhere else in the USA (it has been organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago)

The Rose Museum is not on the guided tours of Urban Trekking Boston because it's in the suburbs so for once, take a car!

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Frances Appleton bridge story - Histoire du pont Frances Appleton - Boston

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The new "Frances Appleton pedestrian bridge" opened at the end of August 2018 to link the Charles/MGH T. station to the River Esplanade. It replaces the old pedestrian bridge spanning Storrow Drive.

It's a much nicer modernist structure that took quite a while to be completed, but now offers nearly unobstructed views of the Charles River with Cambridge on the other side, and, on the right, the famous "Salt and pepper" Longfellow Bridge, completely restored.

It's also the beginning of the Beacon Hill and parks trek, and I have erased the note put there last year saying that all this area was being under construction.

Now, the best part of the story: this pedestrian bridge is called Frances Appleton because Henry Longfellow and her got married around 1850. They are now next to each other again! Isn't it charming?

Le nouveau pont piétonnier Frances Appleton a ouvert fin août 2018 pour relier la station de métro Charles/MGH à l…

New photos - Nouvelles photos - Images, Voyages, Impressions 1

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When they are not coming in our garden and eating the flowers, deers are a delight to see!

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Quand elles ne viennent pas manger les fleurs de notre jardin, les biches sont un délice à voir!

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Trek East & Central Harlem trek - Urban Trekking New York

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A 3 miles free self guided tour to explore Latino culture in the east part of Harlem, then a gentrified and trendy area in central Harlem.

Highlights: street art, murals, community gardens, Demolition Depot, murals, Crak is Wack, the National Jazz Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Strivers’ Row, Harlem School of the Art.

You'll find the map, photos and detailed explanations at

Un tour guidé et gratuit de 5 km pour explorer la culture latino dans la partie est de Harlem puis un quartier branché et tendance dans le centre de Harlem. 

Points forts: muraux, jardins communautaires, Demolition Depot, Crack is Whack, Musée National du Jazz, Centre de recherche sur la culture noire et bibliothèque Schomburg, Strivers ‘Row, Harlem School of the Art. 

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Reach for the moon - Atteindre la lune - Boston Back-Bay

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500 Boyslton St. usually tells you what the weather will be thanks to its tower that lights in different colors depending of what is forecast, but sometimes its ambition goes well beyond that!
500 Boylston is on the Back Bay trek 2, not because you can visit its top, but because its inner courtyard is beautiful, an oasis of calm in the middle of the city.
If you follow the link, there is a picture of this courtyard in the description part of the trek and, of course, the way to find it.

D'habitude, 500 Boylston St. indique  le temps qu'il va faire grace à sa tour qui s'illumine de couleurs différentes selon ce qui est prévu mais parfois, son ambition va bien au delà!
500 Boylston St. est sur le trek de Back-Bay 2, non pas parce qu'on peut visiter le haut mais parce que sa cour intérieure est de toute beauté, un oasis de calme au milieu de la ville. 
Si vous suivez le lien, il y a une photo de cette cour dans la partie description du trek et, bi…

Love & Astrology - Astrologie & amour - Red & Green

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Red & Green story, part 11: things are still fuzzy and they both wonder if astrology would give them an answer...

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L'histoire de Red & Green, partie 11: les choses sont encore confuses et ils se demandent tous les deux si l'astrologie pourrait leur donner une réponse...

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