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    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

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    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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The Dioramas at AMNH

The Dioramas  in the Hall of North American Mammals have been exquisitely restored and have been re-opened to the public. I have been fascinated by them since I first came to New York forty odd years ago. On Sunday (1/20/13) I went to the Natural History Museum to wonder afresh at the remarkable skills of the painters, taxidermists and other artists who contributed to the restoration. Taking reflection-free pictures through the protecting plate-glass was a bit challenging but I think the following will give some idea of the painstaking detail involved in creating these wonderful illusions of animals in their habitat.

While visiting the Museum, I also took the opportunity to see The Global Kitchen exhibit. I will describe it in my next post.

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One Response

  1. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos!

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