New York from two different angles

We spent a clear, bright Sunday visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. An earlier torch was shaped like an aladdin’s lamp.         Lyra is standing beside a full-sized replica of the statue’s toes.       My paternal great, great grandfather was Michael Dwyer, and he may have arrived atContinue reading “New York from two different angles”

Roman Tarragona

Welcome to Roman Tarragona! Tarragona, Roman Tárraco, was the capital of Hispania Citerior during the Roman Republic, from about 197 BC until 27 BC when the emperor Augustus arrived. He stayed until his death in 14 BC, making Tarraco both capital of his new province Hispania Tarragonensis and the unofficial capital of the Roman Empire.Continue reading “Roman Tarragona”