The Until We Meet Again Tour – 31 August 2016

An era came to a close. The Until We Meet Again Tour moved out of the Shire today. Tricia packed the final car load to take to Cleveland Heights via Richmond. I gathered up the items I will need for the next ten days or so and moved in with my friends Nicole and Desi and Boxster.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 30 August 2016

The Until We Meet Again Tour spent most of the day preparing for the next tour – the And Back Again Tour that will originate from Louisville, Kentucky.

During a packing break, a quick stroll was made around Harlem Meer in Central Park to pick up at poster at the Museum of the City of New York.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 29 August 2016

The Until We Meet Again Tour opened the day in the canyon lands of New York on a walking tour of Wall Street. A ferry ride to Governors Island followed for a visit that included the national monument and the newly opened The Hills. The day ended with a return to Community Food & Juice with Tricia, Nicole, Desi, and Boxster.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 28 August 2016, part 2

The afternoon appearance of the Until We Meet Again Tour occurred at Central Park, an oft-visited and favorite venue. As with Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Tricia and I took a tour.

The park is great; the tour was good; but the guide failed to mention the destruction of Seneca Village, a community of African-Americans and Irish evicted to create the park.  Seneca Village was the only community of African-American property-owners for 19th-century New York.Their land was seized under eminent domain; the homes razed.

Central Park remains one of my favorite places in New York. But knowing of the dispossession of the Indigenous people and the people who lived in Seneca Village temper my understanding of the park and its meaning.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 28 August 2016, part 1

The Until We Meet Again Tour made a return appearance with Tricia at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

This appearance involved taking a guided tour for the first time. The guide provideda great deal of new information about this magnificent venue

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 27 August 2016

The Until We Meet Again Tour made its first trip to the New York Botanical Garden. On a side note, waiting until this time to visit proved a mistake. The garden is amazing.

Back to the main story, numerous photos of flowers, trees, pine cones, bees, butterflies, and more were taken. Since it proved impossible to select one photo of the foliage or flying critters to represent the visit, this photo seemed most appropriate:

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 26 August 2016

Accompanied by guest artist Tricia, the Until We Meet Again Tour played three stops today.

A walking tour of Chelsea Marketplace, the High Line, and the Meatpacking District began the day. The Hello Brooklyn cruise by the Circle Line came next. Fun Home rounded out the day.

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