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    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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A Chilly May in London (Part 3)

In the last week of our time in London, we continued to see as many plays as we could fit in, to peer into museums and galleries  and to greet welcome visitors from the family before we boarded the Queen Mary 2 for the return voyage.

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Breakfast in Russell Square-- Ethel, little Ben and Mum, (Debby), Gillian and Lucy

Breakfast in Russell Square– Ethel, little Ben and Mum, (Debby), Gillian and Lucy

Little Ben and Grandmum (Gillian)

Little Ben and Grandmum (Gillian)

Guardians of the "Ice Age" exhibit at the British Museum

Guardians of the “Ice Age” exhibit at the British Museum

London's changing skyline

London’s changing skyline

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Emma, friend of Ted

Ethel, Pam, Ian and me

Ethel, Pam, Ian and me

Trafalgar Square as lively as ever

Trafalgar Square as lively as ever

Me and Ethel taken by our new friends, the Bajaj's at breakfast in the Royal National

Me and Ethel taken by our new friends, the Bajaj’s at breakfast in the Royal National

Emil and his Dad,Vivek Bajaj

Emil and his Dad,Vivek Bajaj

. . . . The Bajaj's and us

. . . . The Bajaj’s and us

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Emil--a son every father would be proud of

Emil–a son every father would be proud of

Royal Horse Guard

Royal Horse Guard

Horse Guard's museum . . . . .

Horse Guard’s museum . . . . .

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Mess silverware

Mess silverware

WWI gas mask

WWI gas mask

Lucky soldier!. This bullet went right thro8ugh his cigarette case, through his note book and imbedded itself in his diary!

Lucky soldier!. This bullet went right through his cigarette case, through his note book and imbedded itself in his diary!

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Parade inspection

Parade inspection

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This what you see . . . . . .

This what you see . . . . . .

 . . . .and this is what you get!

. . . .and this is what you get!

Static photo op!

Static photo op!

The view up Whitehall is much the same as ever

The view up Whitehall is much the same as ever

A bit of history . . . . .

A bit of history . . . . .

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Set of"The play that went Wrong"  The audience was was asked not to step on the carpet since it was part of the set!

Set of”The play that went Wrong” The audience was was asked not to step on the carpet since it was part of the set!

 

On the last day of our London stay, we were thrilled to meet up with Jenny and John who had travelled from Salisbury to be with us

On the last day of our London stay, we were thrilled to meet up with Jenny and John who had travelled from Salisbury to be with us

 . . .and so back to the ship . .

. . .and so back to the ship . .

The  End

The End

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One Response

  1. I enjoyed seeing photos of your trip. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

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