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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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  • theatre and Concerrts

    August 2  I lined up on the geriatrics bench to get tickets for Christine and me at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park last week. I set out early and reached the bench  before 9.30 in the morning thinking that I would be among the first–I did not want a repeat of the great disappointment of the previous week when the last ticket to be given out at noon went to the man immediately in front of Susan and myself! But I was wrong again; the bench was already two thirds full of aggressive oldies and I was once again on tenterhooks until the noon distribution. I was joined by Christine’s friend, Barbara, who , with her husband, were to make a foursome for the event. Both couples brought a bottle of wine to enhance the evening.

    And what an evening it was! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” has never been done better in my view. Absolutely suited to the outdoor theatre. The set included a fairy forest with changing colored lights which added mystery to the actors who passed in and out of it. The cast included a nightclub singer. The costumes, not confined to one era, included a modern suit and gown.

    The mechanicals were a child’s delight. Part fairy tale, part pantomime the action was played at a spanking pace and was continuously amusing. What is more, Shakespeare’s words came across wonderfully well.


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NY Day – Random shots at the St. Patrick’s Day parade

Very cleverly, I found myself a strategic position above the crowd on Fifth Avenue, sat myself down on a tree stump and waited in relative comfort for the parade to pass through the patch of sunlight at the corner of 87th street. But, the best  laid schemes of mice and photograpers gang aft agley; the sun didn’t come up fast enough to light Fifth Avenue and the parade turned into 87th Street, never passing through my little patch of good lighting!

NYPD Green

The Army was in the forefront . . . . .

. . . . . with some very strange weapons

. . . . and so was the Mayor. No visible weapons though!

The Army were allowed to bring their pets

Comparing notes?

Drums and pipers stir the hearts

. . . . . .

The pets brought the Policemen

Families marched too!

. . . . and needed maintenance on the way.

Great splashes of color

Piper's reflections

What happened?

. . . and who are all these gentlemen with blue and white striped ties?


One Response

  1. Gotta love a parade. Great photos and captions!

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