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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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New York Days

Miscellaneous impressions taken over the last couple of weeks during periods of filing my IRS return:

This resolute character in the Park bolstered my resolve. Alexander Hamilton.

Bryant Park, next to the NY Public Library, was a den of drugs, thugs, crime and violence until the Giuliani years. This is what it looks like now:

The City of New York Museum has opened another branch in the South Street Seaport. It is not fully set out yet but the potential is evident and there is plenty to occupy an hour or two. The short films are fascinating to those interested in the history and development of the city in recent times. And for model ship enthusiasts, this is the Mecca!

Vast collection of wood-working tools. (With interactive screens to tell you how they were used)

Contradictory eras! This is not the view of Manhattan an ancient mariner would not have had!

BMW. Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges all in a row

Progress of the 9/11 Memorial as seen from Fulton Street

Modern art outside the Guggenheim

Trompe-l'oeil stained glass window in the Museum of the City of NY uptown

Times Square pedestrian way

My Cockney friends will appreciate this picture more than most, I imagine!

Click on the pictures for the greatest detail

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2 Responses

  1. Every photo is a work of art. Truly beautiful.

    Sandy

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