"My "chosen" favorites" Personal Page by ellielou

Why a list?

People on VT seem fond of making lists, and it seems a good way to get to know someone, especially to see if they have "similar sensibilites" before you take any of their travel (or other) advice. In the interest of people getting to know ME, I've provided some incredibly random lists so that YOU can judge my SENSIBILITIES....

Favorite U.S. cities

New York
New Mexico cities of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, & Las Vegas
New Orleans (it'll be back after the catastrophe)
San Francisco
Los Angeles

Favorite non-US cities: WILL BE REVISED

Hanoi--ok....3 visits. Love it, get frustrated by it, but always enchanted by it.
Mexico City
Buenos Aires


Hedwig & the Angry Inch (soundtrack to play AND soundtrack to film)
Ella Fitzgerald sings The Cole Porter Songbook
London Calling, The Clash
Tapestry, Carol King
Sweeney Todd (original cast soundtrack)
Blue Train, John Coltrane
Almost anything by Bill Frisell

Hedwig & the Angry Inch
Roman Holiday
Manchurian Candidate
Masculine/Feminine & Weekend (only wanted to pick one Godard)
Babe (yes, the talking pig film)

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
City of Quartz, Mike Davis
Ways of Seeing, John Berger
Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh
almost anything by Don DeLillo
The Public Burning, Robert Coover

Places Where I've Lived (an an "adult")

Baltimore, MD
Amherst, MA
Boston, MA
Kansas City, MO
Lincoln, NE
Yakima, WA
Columbus, OH
New York City-area (Westchester, Co.)

Least favorite: Columbus & Yakima (tied)
Most favorite: Baltimore
Second most favorite: Amherst

And, I've spent approximately 7 years commuting to DC from Baltimore....so, if you've a question about the MARC commuter train, I'm your person....

Top of my "wish list"

some of the other "Stans"
the Balkans
and, a return to Georgia, and the rest of the Caucasus, esp. Azerbaijan

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