• 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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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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