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  1. katry Says:

    Muhammad Ali quote

  2. GnuFOOL Says:

    Brwery and Shipley-WEEDS..Full album
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    https://youtu.be/m1gaJnIW5L0?t=30

    • katry Says:

      Gnu,
      This reminds me how much I like Brewer & Shipley, and how I don’t listen to them enough.

      Thanks especially for the whole album!

  3. Bob Says:

    The building in the background is the old Penn Station in NYC. Unfortunately, it was torn down in 1968 to make way for the new Madison Square Garden arena and an office tower. That spurred the preservation movement in NY which end saved Grand Central Terminal from the same fate.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I’m sorry they chose to tear down so many one of a kind buildings, but I’m glad for the preservationists who look to the past and the future.

      South Station in Boston had a total reconstruction, and the building is beautiful. The old North Station had outlived its usefulness. It even got fog inside the building, and I remember during a Cletics play-off game the inside temperature up high was close to 100˚

      • Bob Says:

        The old Boston Garden outlived it’s usefulness by at least 25 years. Just because a building is old doesn’t mean it should be saved. However, Penn station was a beautiful example of Beaux-Arts buildings. The main waiting room was modeled after the Roman baths. The trains still arrive below ground under the arena.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        Until they had plans for the new Garden they were stuck with that monstrosity. It never got cool in the hot weather, and the ice underneath the floor is what caused the fog. I’ll never forget not being able to see the top tier of seats.

        Nobody wanted North Station to be saved, there was no outcry, but they did want to know what would replace it.

  4. Hedley Says:

    Muhammad Ali quote – I met him/was in his presence twice before the stuff took over. Impossible to describe how charismatic, cool, friendly, pick it all

    • katry Says:

      minicapt,
      I am amazed at how many people were/are ferried by the buses in a single year. I didn’t know that NY had several bus terminals strewn throughout the city. Boston too had a couple of stations besides North and South Stations. I used to take a bus to the cape from the Trailway’s station, now gone. It was a grubby place but the only place where you could get a bus to Hyannis. Now the busses run out of South Station and you can get a commuter train in the summer.

      I love riding trains.


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