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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!


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NY Day – A touch of Spring

70 degrees in the Park and Spring was evident all over! And more of the Tunnelers.

. . . . . crocuses are already giving way to daffodils and

 > . . . .  and the turtles are fast a-mating!

. . . . not at lightning speed, perhaps

. . . . joined by the squirrels . . .

ever posing for the cameras . . . .

 . . . .  . and, of course the bird-watchers . . .

. . . . who sometimes get in front of the camera rather than behind it . . .

The tunnelers are a little behind schedule , I think. They were supposed to have completed  the blasting phase by February but lately they have been firing one blast each day at about 8.30 in the evening. They make it a good one! The warm weather allows me to keep the balcony door open and the roar of the rolling blast thunders like a string of bombs hitting the City!

They have, however, started the underground stucture they will need to get the drilling debris to the surface.

This huge mecano-set structure is being assembled above ground. It is, I am told, part of the conveyor belt hoist which will bring the drilled rock to the trucks waiting above.

presumably, they will have to undo it all in order to get it underground?

 . . . . but this uni-cyclist who has chosen the ideal vehicle to get around the remnants of our sidewalks, was completely unimpressed by the activity . . 


2 Responses

  1. Beautiful day and photos. I especially liked the one showing you and Ethel in the squirrel attire.

  2. Shucks! Valerie, you recognised us! It was always our ambition to get a part in “Law and Order”.

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