• Upcoming trips

    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

  • theatre and Concerrts

    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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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!

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2 Responses

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


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