The romantic city USA | Ithaca
Author: Marco Accordions
Ithaca US news
Due to its unique landscape, this campus in Central new York state, named after the legendary native island of Odysseus, romantic at any time of the year.
The city is located on the South shore of lake Cayuga (Cayuga Lake)
At the time of the arrival of Europeans, this area where for thousands of years lived by indigenous peoples, controlled by the Cayuga Indians, one of the 5 tribes of the Iroquois Confederation.
In 1865, 200 years after arrival to this place of Jesuit missionaries from New France, complained that “among the Iroquois it is hardly possible to lead a sermon in their native language”, was founded here at Cornell University.
In his time in Ithaca, lived the first American translator of works by Turgenev and Tolstoy, linguist and diplomat Eugene Schuler and the famous author of “Lolita” Vladimir Nabokov. Among the graduates and professors of Cornell, a member of the elite Association “the ivy League”, many well-known scientists, including Nobel laureates, politicians and artists.
One of the University legend says that if the Square of arts will be held at midnight the virgin, statues of the founders Ezra Cornell and Andrew white leave their pedestals and shake each other’s hands, rejoicing in the fact that in this world there are still keeping the chastity of the student. However, while the witnesses of this historic handshake has not been announced.
In Ithaca there is another romantic legend, according to which a suspension bridge near the North campus of the University will collapse if the girl, once you cross it, refuses to kiss her boyfriend. In that case, if the lips of lovers meet, couple live together happily ever after, and the bridge will remain intact.
In Ithaca there are museums, theatres, concert halls and other cultural institutions, and all the main attractions of these places are landscapes with more than 100 gorges and waterfalls are beautiful regardless of the season. In addition to Cayuga the first length and the second area of the pond from the group of the glacial finger lakes (Finger Lakes), there are over 28 thousand acres (of 11.33 hectares) public forests of the state of new York, available for Hiking and skiing, or mountain Biking.
For entertainment of a different nature there is an interesting wine route: due to the special microclimate of the surroundings of Ithaca are renowned for good dry wines. In many cafes, restaurants and pubs of the city you can enjoy local cuisine from farm-fresh ingredients. By the way, here in the course of the so-called “Itatsky hour” (Ithaca hour) — the oldest of the existing local currencies and the United States.
Pets traveling with their owners, it may seem is a sensible idea to visit Ithaca official dog Park. Here for dogs and their two-legged friends have special beaches and pools, playgrounds, benches and picnic tables in the shade of the trees.
Cornell Botanic Gardens
Tree, and the tree — hive and so on. Botanical gardens at Cornell, the history of which began in the mid-twentieth century, covers 40 various natural areas around Ithaca with a total area of 4.3 thousand acres (of 1.74 hectares). Gardens “spetsializiruyutsya” on trees and shrubs grown in the state of new York.
Museum of the Earth
To stay away from the beauty of nature and wine excursions it is recommended to visit the Museum of the Earth. In the Museum of natural history if you wish, you can learn a lot about the evolution of the human skull, and about the sharks and about American mastodons, and on the other, of course someone interesting, paleontological things.