• Upcoming trips

    29 Jan. to 12 February, 2017 Southern Caribbean Cruise on NCL Breakaway



  • Theatre and Concerts

    January 2 Just before I flew to London, Christine and I saw the family version of "The Magic Flute' at the Met. The puppetry was fabulous and the performance only lasted a comfortable two hours!

    January 9 Whilst in London, Susan, Craig and I took in 'The Kite Runner', a play based on the book of the same title. The tale it tells is a harrowing one and the actors give powerful performances where the production permits. I felt, however, that the play had not made a completely satisfying transition from the book and that too much static narration of the story detracted from what could have been a classic play. But, I was alone in this opinion--probably because I had not read the book beforehand..
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Ben’s Page

Welcome

The content of this bBenbloglog is directed mainly, but not entirely, towards friends and travelling companions who may now still be numbered among the hundreds in spite of the attrition of the years . Their varied interests cover the world’s spectrum. The aim is a personal one,  it is to keep the conversation and exchange of ideas going for as long as I am able. The blog, then, will give viewers a fairly continuous idea of where I am and what I am up to so that they can respond when an interest is sparked. I hope that my camera will help prompt your comments and e-mails

The “Recent Posts” widget (sidebar) on the right will give you an idea of the travels I have  just made and of  my New York impressions. Below this is an index of my ‘Memoirs’ chapters which can now be read in the order in which they were written.

On the left-hand side you will see a notice of my upcoming trips followed by a notice  of my theatre- and concert-going and what my thoughts of the performances were. Below this, there is  a widget which allows those interested to register and receive notices of new posts automatically.

Notes: Click on the pictures, most will enlarge to full screen and give much greater detail

 

Misc.

Craig celebrates the opening of the Second Avenue Subway at our traditional Xmas breakfast!

I was given the T-shirt at the open day viewing of the 96th Street station

I was given the T-shirt at the open day viewing of the 96th Street station

 

Susan's photo of the breakfast plate . . . .

Susan’s photo of the breakfast plate . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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