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Sailing up the Hudson River into Brooklyn is quite a spectacle, and although it was a completely different skyline when immigrants sailed on steam ships to be interviewed on Ellis Island, it would have been no less dramatic. means you dock with a view of the Statue of Liberty, though she can be seen from many places. Our presenter...
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Just arrived in Boston and been out testing the new camera, the Canon XC15. OK, so it is first run and we have not got the hang of it yet, and we had to stop for a few beers at CHEERS bar. Cheers, the new bar is a rebuild of the original bar, The Bull and Finch Pub, that...
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Boston has a lot to offer, but if you are on a cruise this could be your day. Dropped off at Quincy Market by the shuttle bus, then catching the Freedom Trail. We start by taking you to the visitor's centre in Faneuil Hall run by The National Park Service. Behind that building is the trail in mid stream. The Freedom Trail...
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The Empire State Building was built to land air ships on the roof... I kid you not. That didn't work and infact during the depression it was so empty it was nick named the empty state building. The site started to be prepared in January, 1930, with construction starting on March 17—St. Patrick's Day with over 3,400 workers mainly Mohawk Indian iron...
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There is a house tucked away by the old church that is on the Heritage trail, it is called Clough House and is a gem that deserves a special mention. It is an old house, built in 1712 by master bricklayer Ebenezer Clough as a home for himself and his wife. Now, inside there are two actors working their socks off...
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This is the big ending for the movie American Werewolf in Paris, which started with a leap from the Eiffel Tower and ends with a leap from the torch of the Statue of Liberty. The film has some amazing stunts in. Stuart is the executive producer of Doris Visits which is funded by his movie exploits like Bula Quo...
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Boston harbour was a mess a generation ago, and the docks like all docks have changed from the warehouses to containers. That means the old warehouses are now offices and apartments and the seafront is totally different, the water cleaned up. In order to save public access, the Boston Harbour Walk was developed and is 43 miles of a 12...
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Cheers! Freedom Trail & Old Town hop-on hop-off bus We might be able to save you a quarter of the ticket price ! We are about to fly west and join the Aurora (R715) in Boston. Transfer to ship days can mean we don't see much, but if you have a whole day or even better a stop over, you might like...
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New York New York, there is so much to do, and we have so many films, this is just our top tips of what not to miss. It is a huge city where even the locals, the taxi drivers and the police don't know everywhere, they can't know every building which is why everyone works in blocks. If you...
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Canada, New England, USA - Anthem of the Seas We joined the Aurora (R715) in Boston, so we thought we would show a little of this route not just with our films but with another great film from Mogens Hallas who we like to feature here on Doris Visits. This cruise takes in Boston, Portland, Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine, Halifax NS...