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    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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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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