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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!

     

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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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