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  • theatre and Concerrts

    August 2  I lined up on the geriatrics bench to get tickets for Christine and me at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park last week. I set out early and reached the bench  before 9.30 in the morning thinking that I would be among the first–I did not want a repeat of the great disappointment of the previous week when the last ticket to be given out at noon went to the man immediately in front of Susan and myself! But I was wrong again; the bench was already two thirds full of aggressive oldies and I was once again on tenterhooks until the noon distribution. I was joined by Christine’s friend, Barbara, who , with her husband, were to make a foursome for the event. Both couples brought a bottle of wine to enhance the evening.

    And what an evening it was! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” has never been done better in my view. Absolutely suited to the outdoor theatre. The set included a fairy forest with changing colored lights which added mystery to the actors who passed in and out of it. The cast included a nightclub singer. The costumes, not confined to one era, included a modern suit and gown.

    The mechanicals were a child’s delight. Part fairy tale, part pantomime the action was played at a spanking pace and was continuously amusing. What is more, Shakespeare’s words came across wonderfully well.

             

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Seattle and Portland – part three

After our lunch at the Chihuly “Collections” cafe, Bonnie and Kirstyn took us on the monorail to the fish markets in downtown Seattle. We hoped to get pictures of the fish-throwing activities there (After a customer selects a fish, the fishmonger throws it Quarterback style to the fillet people at the back). There was not enough light, though, to catch the action.

Finally, Nancy invited me to visit the Printing Office where she works. I had a wonderfully nostalgic time among familiar machines of my youth and, also, was amazed at the light-years of progress made in some of the operations I remembered.

On the last morning, Bonnie drove us to the Tacoma Amtrak station and saw us off to Portland!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collection

 

Many of the collected pieces were shown under the glass of the tables where we ate

 

Part of the toy collection

 

 

 

 

On the Monorail

 

 

FAREWELL SEATTLE!

 

To be continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

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