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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!

     

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NY Day –Annie –Hospital and Stephen Burrows

The day before Ethel’s accident, we had a surprise visit from an old UN colleague of mine: Annie Zimmermann from Buenos Aires. We happily chatted away about our lives since we last met (In Argentina some ten years ago) over a bottle of wine (Malbec, naturally!)

I was taken up for the following days with Ethel’s hospital repair work of course, but, during Bonnie’s visit, I was able to get out for a bit while she looked after her aunt Ethel. On one of these occasions, I went to the Museum of the City of NY which is situated on Fifth Avenue just a few blocks north of Mt. Sinai hospital.

I was intrigued by the spiky designs of Fashion designer , Stephen Burrows. He is the Fauvist of the design world; he uses flat saturated colours with startling effect. It would take a brave woman to wear his clothes on the street!

Here is Annie . . . .

Here is Annie . . . .

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Annie and Ethel the day before Ethelk's accident

Annie and Ethel the day before Ethel’s accident

Mt. Sinai gift shop

Mt. Sinai gift shop

Roof-top pool party

Roof-top pool party

Bonnie grooms Ethel after the fall

Bonnie grooms Ethel after the fall

The Stephen Burrows exhibit at the City of  NY Museum

The Stephen Burrows exhibit at the City of NY Museum

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And, finally, one of New York’s daredevil window cleaners at work!

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