Swords Orthodontics
17 Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland

Up and away for AAO 2014 - New Orleans, here we come

View From Above – North Atlantic and New York

So it’s time for the biggest orthodontics conference on earth – the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting, AAO 2014. This year it’s in New Orleans and since I can’t get a direct flight there, I am headed via New York and there was a great view out of the window of the plane of icebergs, Nova Scotia, and the Manhattan Skyline. Sadly it was a bit of a cloudy day, but the outline of some of the world's most famous buildings was clear to everyone.

 

Icebergs in the atlantic en route to AAO 2014 in New OrleansNova Scotia from above en route to AAO 2014 in New Orleans

Empire State Building from the plane window, en route to AAO 2014 in New Orleans Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center is head and shoulders above the restEllis Island (left) and Liberty Island with the Statue of Liberty

Dr Stephen Murray from Swords Orthodontics flies over lower Manhattan with the new world trade center Freedom Tower standing above the other skyscrapers

That included the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade Centre that was destroyed in the September 2001 terrorist attacks, and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where immigrants from all over the world entered the United States in an attempt to start a new life for themselves. Some of my relatives went through Ellis Island in their time, so I did feel a connection to the place when I visited there a few years ago.

Empire State building en route to biggest orthodontics conference on earth

Empire State Building, where King Kong died in 1933

 

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