Sunday, December 31, 2017

Night View from The Top of The Empire State Building


Today is the last day of year 2017.

Looking back to this year, it reminds me of lots of things that happened to me and things that I had done by myself.

A business project that I have been doing with my colleagues over three years is gradually bearing fruits this year. It will be completed next year 2018. I feel very happy about it.

For our family holidays, my wife and I went to overseas trips twice, U.A.E. and U.S.A. We were able to spend wonderful days and had unforgettable precious experiences.

Finally, I was able to celebrate my mother's 91st birthday and attend 13th anniversary of my late farther's memorial day in my home town Shimane prefecture. Those are also memorable great events to me.

Anyway,  thanks for reading this blog. I wish all visitors to my blog that the year of 2018 be a very very happy and wonderful one.




Saturday, December 23, 2017

Carnegie Hall in N.Y.C.




Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music.

Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City,  located at 881 Seventh Avenue,  two blocks south of Central Park.
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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Times Square in N.Y.C.


I went to the Times Square.

Times Square is in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

There were old theaters along the small back road near the main street of the Times Square.
The small back road area was called "Broadway Theater District."





Shubert Theatre


Majestic Theatre

Paramount Theatre Opened in 1926




Sunday, December 10, 2017

American Museum of Natural History #2



They have lots of huge animal statue collections in the museum. The blue whale is the biggest among them.

The pearl shells seemed real ones.

The herd of African elephants were traveling family members, I guess.

It was raining when we visited the museum.



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

Triceratops horridus

Corythosaurus casuarius

Half an hour walk from Metropolitan Museum of Art across the central park in N.Y.C., you can get to the American Museum of Natural History.

They had lots of collections of dinosaurs' bones. The size of their body was far beyond my imagination.

I wish I could see the live dinosaurs.

Barosaurus lentus

Titanosaur



Saturday, November 25, 2017

I Go to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in N.Y.C.



I went to the warship museum.
The ship had quite a history.
According to explanations, the ship was launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike.
The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
It was decommissioned in 1974, and it is berthed on the Hudson River as a museum.

Space shuttle Enterprise

SOYUZ TMA-6
It was far bigger inside the ship than I had thought before entering

On the Ship Deck

Submarine Growler

Submarine Growler

Saturday, November 18, 2017

I Go to Guggenheim Museum in N.Y.C.






 Guggenheim Museum had my favorite Modigliani paintings and Chagall paintings.

It also had several Albert Gleizes paintings in a continuous spiral ramp gallery.

The museum was located just next to the Central Park, Fifth Avenue on the 89th Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.




Saturday, November 11, 2017

I Stay in Hyatt House in Austin, Texas



 The hotel rooms were spacious, comfortable and reasonably priced.

I thought that Austin had ample undeveloped land comparing to the large cities like New York or L.A.

Land price was not so expensive, that's why we were able to book rooms like Hyatt.


I ate Mexican traditional food, taco, and ordered omelet for my breakfast at the hotel every morning.
To tell the truth, I had little appetite due to jet lag.


My business trip for one week became really hard one.

After attending several business meetings, having discussions, I went back to the hotel room then again worked till midnight or even till early morning.

A fortune cookie encouraged me for the next day work.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

I Go to Texas State Capitol in Austin


Everyone can visit Texas State Capitol for free. I went there with my colleague who lives in Austin on a hot Sunday.

The Texas State Capitol has offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor inside.

It is said that the Texas State Capitol is 92.24 m tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol and one of several taller than the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The building has more than 100 years history and stands beautiful lawn garden with running wild squirrels.