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    October 14 to 21 Cruise - Bermuda
  • theatre and Concerrts

    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.

     

     

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London odd bits

I am still pleasantly surprised by odd bits of London I encounter if I  have the time to wander as I did on this last trip. For instance, walking on the pedestrian path alongside Charing Cross Bridge and looking down on the crowded street below we saw throngs of tourists and Londoners sitting around listening to band music coming from the Embankment park behind:

music for all

Hayward Gallery tucked away in the South Bank complex

Architecture at the top end of Regent's Street. The New BBC building is behind and to the left

Mews

More Mews

Peter Pan in Hyde Park

Detail

Sculpture in the park

 Here is a picture of a London Superstore! Behind it is an old pub called the ‘Swan’. the Swan was packed and there was a line waiting to get in because it was World Soccer week and England were playing. The green screen in front of the pub served to prevent football enthusiasts from watching the games without popping inside for a pint or two.

Superstore

Latest artwork in Trafalgar Square

Sun sets over London Town

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