• Upcomimg Trips

    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
  • 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!



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NY Day – Columbus Day Parade

The Columbus Day parade this year seemed to be very much affected by the economic downturn. I chose myself a strategic perch on 85th Street only to discover that most of the parade was turning off on 79th! I was not alone,  a number of camera-carrying visitors were asking “Where’s the Parade?”.   The politicians were getting the lions share of  attention  by the Press but I missed them. Here are a few pictures I thought worth posting:

A much-needed reminder this year


One-eyed and cracked but still able to enjoy the day

After the parade, I popped into the Met Museum then wandered back to Second Avenue:

A favourite view in the Met--The Spanish courtyard

Complicated machine for drilling and inserting the long freezing pipes into the unstable rock. Notice the unorthodox style of hard-hat!

Back home to the kitchen - The Triboro/Kennedy bridge


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