Saturday, December 4, 2021
SourceURL:file:///Users/allan/Desktop/HR%20EDITORIAL/HR%20archive/HR%20Philly.doc   Text and photography by Allan Seiden      It was the opening of the new home for the fabled Barnes collection that drew me to Philadelphia for the first time in 50 years, done as a two-day, two–night side trip from New York. Philly proved well worth the time and expense, starting with...
New York in Living Color   Text and images by By Allan Seiden            When I was a kid growing up in the 1950s, New York City’s eight million people made it the largest city in the world. New York for me was always Manhattan, even though I grew up in Queens, a...
SourceURL:file:///Users/allan/Desktop/HR%20EDITORIAL/Los%20Angeles/HR%20Los%20A/LA%20TODAY%20701.doc A Look at What's Fabulous About  Los Angeles   by Allan Seiden           My New York origins have always made me disdainful of horizontal cities. They were too sprawling in an uninspired way without the density that energizes real urban living. Having visited Los Angeles many times, I’ve come to appreciate...
  Traveling With History:  Magnificent Vienna                        I had not been to Vienna since 1965, remembering  the beauty of the architecture and the fabulous palace of the Hapsburg Emperors at Schonbrunn. I was something of a neophyte to imperial Europe at that point and...
Let’s be honest, you can never get enough Hawaii, even as a resident.  The weather is gorgeous, the people are kind and generous, the sights are unexplainably beautiful, and, of course, the cuisine is impeccable.  These days, Hawaiian ‘island-hopping’ cruises have become extremely popular with mainlanders.  Have you ever...
Traveling With History © Allan Seiden 2012 The Negev is my kind of desert. Not too large, yet possessed of diverse landscapes, a grand scale, cushioned silences, and midday colors that fade to cloud-soft pastels as the end of day closes in, sun-drenched heat replaced by the desert-cold night, the sky...
Traveling With History  :      Tel Aviv:  Facing the Future With a Different Take on the Past    ©  pictures and text, Allan Seiden, 2012 It was on a sunny day in 1909, with Palestine a province of the Ottoman Empire, that a group of Jewish residents of the ancient port city of...
BY TED LANDPHAIR - The real-estate consortium that is organizing a public stock offering for the world-famous Empire State Building might consider this pitch line, slightly modified from the old slogan that worked splendidly for Avis Rent-a-Car: We’re No. 2! — Again No. 2 in height in New York City, that...
  Traveling With History       © Allan Seiden, 2012 There is a very real divide that separates Israel’s two largest cities, with holy Jerusalem steeped in history and populated by those of ardent belief, and more secular Tel Aviv, having only recently celebrated the centennial of its founding, facing the...
     Part 1 of a 4 part Traveling With History series on Israel .                              Story and pictures © Allan Seiden, 2012       Israel is a place that evokes diverse emotions. If it is not the “light unto...