• Upcomimg Trips

    October 14 to 21 Cruise - Bermuda
  • 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.

     

     

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 53 other followers

  • Follow Thompson's Travels on WordPress.com
  • Advertisements

New York Day- Owen and Charlotte – Fashion School

Saturday (15 th Dec.) was a full day for us. We went to brunch at the Berenboms, at the invitation of Emily and Jonathan,  mainly for Ethel to catch up with the impossibly fast  growing-up of  Owen (nearly three) and Charlotte, now over five months.

Owen met us at the door and almost immediately wanted us to hear his virtuosity on the violin. Here he is at the pizzicato passage:

As I mentioned in my memoirs, pizzicato was my favourite technigue also . . . .. .

As I mentioned in my memoirs, pizzicato was my favourite technique also . . . .. .

Charlotte can touch her toes easily. And enjoys the feat (?)

Charlotte can touch her toes easily. And enjoys the feat (?)

Doting mum, Emily

Doting mum, Emily

Congratulations. Owen sucessfully negotiated the toilet by himself for the second time.

Congratulations. Owen sucessfully negotiated the toilet by himself for the second time.

SONY DSC

Emily was delighted and delightful

In the evening we took the long bus ride to The High School of Fashion on West 24th Street where the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts are being held while the  Washington Irving building is being renovated. The long ride has its compensations because the concert hall is home to a number of very interesting fashion statements. Here are some of them:

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Ethel models in this satement

Ethel models in this satement

Don’t forget to click n the pictures for the greatest detail . See widget on the left for the concert details

 

Advertisements

2 Responses

  1. Ben,

    The pictures and commentary are outstanding. We loved reading this!

    Emily and Jonathan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.