• Upcoming trips

    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

    October 31st - 11 November Caribbean cruise to break up the winter.
  • 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.


  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 50 other followers

  • Follow Thompson's Travels on WordPress.com

NY Day – Easter in the Park with Holly

I spent Easter Sunday in Central Park with my nephew’s (Colin) daughter Holly and her friend David. We set out with the intention of  photographing the hats in the Easter parade but we were distracted by all the happenings in the Park and arrived at the parade when it was practically finished. It was a wonderful Spring day; the Magnolias were just reaching their peak of perfection and the Cherries were full of blossom and even the Redbuds were beginning to sprout.

Holly and David


Holly in Wonderland

Single string player . . . . .

Four string player

It was a photograpers' paradise

Morris Dancers


Easter hat . . . .

. . . . . and the pretty lady wearing it

A church day for some


3 Responses

  1. Beautiful day and photos!

  2. Hi Ben

    I hear that Holly and Dave spent a great couple of days with you. Lovely photos.

  3. Hello Ben,
    Lovely photos, looks like you were all having a good time in the sunshine. I was surprised to see Morris dancers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s