#travelwithgdp Fact: Martha’s Vineyard was so named by Bartholomew Gosnold back in the 1600’s because of the large number of wild vines that he found on the island. Clearly not an avid wine drinker himself he was unaware of the centuries of confusion that he was letting loose on the visitors and tourists to the island. […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: Migration can be extremely dangerous for birds, and many don’t often make it back to their starting point. Sometimes natural occurrences like harsh weather play a role, but many times, human activities are the cause of birds’ untimely demise. In the United States alone, up to one billion birds die each year from window […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: In 2008, Peddocks Island was used for filming scenes in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island.
#travelwithgdp Fact: A near-continuous, 43-mile linear park along Boston’s shoreline, the Harborwalk connects Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods to Boston Harbor and each other.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The city that’s an icon of the American Spirit is named after a town in England. Many of Boston’s early settlers were from Boston, England, and decided to keep the name.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Just below the building’s frieze, Lowell placed a quote from George Washington concerning justice (see in the picture). The quote comes from a 1789 letter from Washington, to Attorney General Edmund Randolph. In full, the quote reads: “Impressed with a conviction that the due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good Government, […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: Since 1908, Central Park has appeared in over 240 feature films, thereby making it the most filmed public park in the world!
#travelwithgdp Fact: One World Trade Center (formally known as the Freedom Tower) as seen through the glass ceiling of the mall.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Times Square functions as a town square, but is not geometrically a square; it is closer in shape to a bowtie, with two triangles emanating roughly north and south from 45th Street, where Seventh Avenue intersects Broadway. Broadway runs diagonally, crossing through the horizontal and vertical street grid of Manhattan laid down by the […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: The colonial Dutch Director-General of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant, ordered construction of the first wharf on the Manhattan bank of the lower East River sheltered from winds and ice, which was completed late in 1648 and called Schreyers Hook Dock (near what is now Pearl and Broad Streets). This prepared New York as a […]