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    May 2 to May 14 London vacation. We will be staying in the President Hotel, 56 - 60 Guildford Street, Russell Square, London, WC1N 1DB. Telephone : 020 7388 4443. Hope to see you all then.
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    February 20. At Christine’s prompting, and, offer to go to the box office for Family Circle tickets, we went to see the Met’s production of Parsifal–from 6.00 to 11.30! It is a modern production for the new generation of opera-goers (the ones that hoot and holler at slightest excuse to the detriment of all others’ listening concentration). Modern dress  clashes horribly with the ancient myth of the story line, and state-of-the art lighting and staging effects  enlighten and intrigue the semi gloom in which the action(?) of  all three acts take  place. I was pleasantly impressed with the singing cast and  thought that it compared favorably with the greats of my younger days.

    The new conductor was enthusiastically welcomed (The Levine era is now forgotten completely) but I thought the sound he produced from the orchestra did not quite evoke the agonizing pathos that I remembered.

    February 21.  Saw “Amy and the Orphans” at The Roundabout Theatre. It is a story of parents’  tussle with the agony of caring for a child with Down syndrome and the adult siblings’ efforts to atone for their parents’ weakness. Wonderfully convincing acting all round and written with great humour to counter the guilt dialalogue of the characters.

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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.

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