• Upcoming trips

    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.
  • theatre and Concerrts

    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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Tunnellers reach a milestone

At an underground ceremony last week, which I would have dearly liked to have attended, the tunnel drilling machine broke through the rock into the station space at 63rd street and completed its mission. Both east and west tubes have now been drilled and the machine is going to the last resting place of TDM’s.

Little time is being wasted by the groundhogs–The heavy equipment is already being brought back to the access hole at 92nd street and lifted out to waiting flatbed trucks. And, good news for us, the 4-storey debris elevator in front of the Waterford is being dismantled!

Battered veterens about to be put out to pasture


Dismantling the elevator

After two years, tenants of the Waterford will not be sorry to see it go


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