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Trek Upper West Side Trek, Manhattan, New York City

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Just posted on Urban Trekking New York, the Upper West Side trek, 3 miles to discover the neighborhood, walk along the Hudon River and end near Central Park.

It's ready to take away
 at https://lecomtedominique.com/UrbanTrekkingNewYork/index.php/en/the-upper-west-side-trek/



Dernier paru sur Trekking Urbain à New York, le trek de l'Upper West Side, 5km pour découvrir le quartier, longer les bords de L'Hudson River et finir près de Central Park.

Il est prêt à emporter à https://lecomtedominique.com/UrbanTrekkingNewYork/index.php/fr/le-trek-de-lupper-west-side/

Tortoise and Hare - Le lièvre et la tortue - Copley, Boston

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The duck family in the Boston Garden is not the only animal sculpture in the city. Meet Tortoise and Hare, next to the Hancock Tower in Copley Square, right in front if the Boston marathon finish line, and guess who is going to win... 
If you take the Back Bay trek 2, you'll see them at the beginning of the walk. Otherwise, if you want to read what Rabbit and the Turtles say in real life, go and read this dialogue in A Singular Domain, then click the tab Rabbit or Turtle to find more dialogues where they appear.
In any case, have a wonderful Holiday Season!
La famille canard du Boston Garden n'est pas la seule sculpture d'animaux de la ville. Voici Tortoise and Hare à  Copley Square, près de la tour Hancock, juste en face de la ligne d'arrivée du marathon de Boston.  Qui va gagner à votre avis?

Si vous faites le trek de Back Bay trek 2, vous les verrez au début de la marche. Sinon, si vous voulez savoir ce que Lapin et Tortues disent dans l…

Questions about relief printmaking - sur la gravure en relief

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If you still have questions after you have read my pages about The Techniques of Relief Printing and The History of Relief Printing, ask them below and I will answer them as soon as I can!

Si vous avez encore des questions après avoir lu mes pages sur les techniques de la gravure en relief   ou l'histoire de la gravure en relief, posez-les moi ci-dessous et je vous répondrai dès que je peux!

The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides, Charlestown, Boston, MA

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One of the sights along the Charlestown trek, but also Downtown Boston from afar, the quaint streets of the old neighborhood, the Bunker Hill obelisk and its exhausting steps, the oldest tavern in the USA and of course, two National Historical Parks.


Une des vues le long du trek de Charlestown mais aussi Downtown Boston de loin, les petites rues charmantes du vieux quartier, l'obélisque de Bunker Hill et ses marches épuisantes, la plus ancienne taverne des USA et bien sûr, deux parcs nationaux historiques.

Street sign - Enseigne | Chinatown, Boston

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When you go to Chinatown, don't forget to stop in a bakery. It's a good enough reason to visit the neighborhood, but for more sightseeing, you can use the Chinatown, Downtown and Financial District trek.
Bon appétit!
Quand vous allez à Chinatown, n'oubliez pas de vous arrêter dans une boulangerie. C'est une raison suffisante pour visiter le quartier mais pour plus de choses à voir, vous pouvez utiliser le trek de Chinatown, Downtown et Financial District
Bon appétit!

Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

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The coolest contemporary art museum in the Boston area. 
You won't find it on Urban trekking Boston as you need a car to go there, but it's an extra trip you should do if you can.


Le musée d'art contemporain le plus cool du grand Boston. 

Vous ne le trouverez pas sur Trekking Urbain à Boston car vous avez besoin d'une voiture pour aller à waltham mais c'est un extra que vous ne devriez pas manquer.



Woodcuts & Linocuts of the World - Gravures sur bois & lino du monde entier

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If you have a website and two images of your woodcuts or linocuts, and want to be on Woodcuts and Linocuts of the World, a site I created to showcase the work of printmakers using relief printing techniques, follow the link below and fill out the form you'll find there. It's free, and I'll post your work as soon as I can :)
https://lecomtedominique.com/woodcutsandlinocutsoftheworld

If you just want to see what printmakers do all over the world, the site has also been made for you, so don't hesitate to go and have a look at it!

Si vous avez un site web, deux images de vos gravures sur bois ou lino et voulez être sur Gravures sur bois et lino du monde entier, un site que j'ai créé pour montrer le travail de graveurs utilisant les techniques de la gravure en relief, suivez le lien ci-dessous et remplissez le formulaire. C'est gratuit et je publierai votre travail dés que je peux :)
https://lecomtedominique.com/woodcutsandlinocutsofthewor…

Make way for Ducklings, Boston Public Garden

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"Make way for Ducklings" are ready for winter!

They are on the Beacon Hill and Parks trek


"Make way for Duckling" sont prêts pour l'hiver! 

Ils sont sur le trek de Beacon Hill et des parcs

Far from knowing - Loin de savoir | a story - une histoire

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At first, you do not even see her. While she, she saw you a long, long time ago, as soon as you appeared in fact, and she surveyed you, giving you a danger rating, ready to jump if you were too menacing. It seems that you are not, not yet anyhow, how could you be when you are not even aware she is there? When you do see her, it is you that will jump, scared, or at least surprised and a bit confused. How is it possible that she escaped your attention? She is only a frog, nothing to worry about, but imagine if she had been a more menacing creature. Once you come back to your senses, you will start to appreciate her ability to blend into the background. She is here without being here, a lesson in humility one might say. Or in survival, depending on your point of view. Anyway, she seems completely at ease, relaxed, happy, is that not a smile you can discern on her face? Is she smiling to you or at you, you cannot know. From her perspective, it is not even cl…

Introduction to NYC, 1 | a self-guided tour - un tour auto-guidé

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Each time someone is coming to visit us for the 1st time, we have to go and see NYC and I use this trek for an introduction to the city. I sometime start at Grand Central, sometimes at Times Square, and it always works well!

The full description of the trek with photos is at:
http://lecomtedominique.com/UrbanTrekkingNewYork/index.php/en/introduction-to-nyc-trek-1/


A chaque fois que quelqu'un vient nous voir pour la première fois, il faut aller voir New York et j'utilise cet itinéraire pour une introduction à la ville. Je pars parfois de Grand Central, parfois de Times Square et ça le fait toujours bien!

La description complète du trek avec des photos est à:
http://lecomtedominique.com/UrbanTrekkingNewYork/index.php/fr/introduction-a-nyc-trek-1/


Washington Bridge, Manhattan, New York City

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I took this photo of the Washington Bridge a few weeks ago, when scouting for a new trek in Upper Manhattan. It's only later that I saw there were people working on it.
Even better, and only in NYC!
More photos of New York at http://lecomtedominique.com/UrbanTrekkingNewYork/index.php/en/souvenirs-2/

J'ai pris cette photo du Washington Bridge il y a quelques semaines quand je faisais des repérages pour un nouveau trek dans Upper Manhattan. Ce n'est que plus tard que j'ai vu qu'il y avait des gens travaillant dessus.
Encore mieux et uniquement à NYC!
Plus de photos de New York à 
http://lecomtedominique.com/UrbanTrekkingNewYork/index.php/en/souvenirs-2/

The Grand Manan V at Swallowtail - Le Grand Manan V à Swallowtail

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Grand Manan would not be Grand Manan without its ferry and its lighthouse. You take one to come, you see the other one when you arrive. Of course, once on the island, you’ll discover that there are or have been other ferries, and that there are or have been other lighthouses, but because these two were your first encounter, they are the ones that you’ll most strongly keep in your memory. Images of your first love, in other words, with its particular colors, its perfume of adventure, its exoticism. It means you don’t always need to go far away to feel far away. It’s sometimes enough to take a boat in a remote terminal at the end of an improbable road, and you are there. You now feel that the story won’t stop at that, and once on the trail that leads to Swallowtail, you are watching for the moment when the ferry pass off -in the absence of seals or whales, and you know that that’s it, you belong to the island.

From the bilingual French-English book " Il…