• 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!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.



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New York in Summer 2012 – Space Shuttle ‘Enterprise’

The highlight of this post is the arrival of the space shuttle ‘Enterprise’ at its last resting place aboard the ‘Intrepid’. Marking the end of  a fantastic endeavour by the American people. Other technological achievements will speed the pace of change, but, surely,  none so profoundly as the Space Shuttle project? New York is lucky to have one of the fleet as a memorial. Click on the pictures for better detail.

A fitting end to a great adventure

Three epoch-making giants slip into history together – ‘Enterprise’, ‘Intrepid’ and ‘Concord’

. . . . . . protected by colourful, but, deadly birds . . . . .

. . . . . and armed submarine.

Have you ever wondered what you look like at the other end of Skype? Here is the view of me which daughter Kim sees on her PC in Scotland:

. . . .meanwhile, in  Carl Schurtz park, a lazy afternoon . . . . .

. . . . . appreciated by beast and man alike.

50 miles up river from Carl Schurtz park, life in Cold Spring was just as lazy . . . . .

. . . .. . .strenuous boat watching. . . . .

. . . . and here is a picture of a faun who, with his mother, lives in this Cold Spring copse. Unfortunately, they had both dashed off by the time I got the camera set up

A rooftop summer party. (Taken from a higher rooftop)

Wrecked 93rd Street. In front of The Waterford looking towards Second Avenue.


4 Responses

  1. I enjoyed your great shots of the shuttle.
    We had hoped to see it on it’s piggyback flyby, but it was too far east for our little bayshore town of Atlantic Highlands. We have a trip planned, sailing from Barcelona in the fall. Our journeys this summer will probably be mainly to the swimming pool. Already have been there once and the water has warmed up nicely from the early heat spell.

    • John. I, too,wanted to see the fly-by but, at the thought of jostling with hoards at ground level, my resolve evaporated. As it happened, I had a comfortable perch on the upper decks of the “star’ but, of course, I missed the piggy-backing. Be careful in Barcelona-Keep a tight hand on your passports.

  2. Another great set of photos Ben. Xx

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