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NYC Visit

Our recent NYC trip was not all wedding all the time. We walked and walked, block after block to, from, and through museums, all the while visiting with our friends, the Gurns. Between the architecture and the collection, the MOMA's always great, but our new discovery was the Tenement Museum on the lower East Side. Unlike in most museums, you don't just go and look at things. Instead you select one of several different guided tours, and are led through a series of buildings on Orchard Street. Each apartment has been restored, based on research about actual families that had lived there, to accurately show what tenement life was like in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It was especially compelling to hear the garment worker stories told by our guide, a young man whose mother is herself a garment worker. This mixed batch of photos taken by Peter makes me eager to visit New York City again.


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