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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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Art on Park Avenue

Took the  second Avenue bus to 50th and walked across to Park to view the installation art of Alice Aycock. The morning was bright and ideal for photography but, when I first arrived at Park Avenue, the sun was not high enough to  light the bottom of the canyon. I sat on the steps among the lunch-time crowd until the sun bested the office towers. The time was not wasted–the al fresco diners were keen to tell me all about the photographic equipment they used and to recommend how I should upgrade mine.

The art, as is usual for these displays, is installed on the centre median at the cross roads. Heavy traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, made for difficult timing of shots but here are mine; art interacting with the bustle of New York:

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Ben: Lenore & I continue to enjoy your brief photo tours that capture the energy, excitement & magic of New York City. We know what we’re missing but at least we have plenty of sunshine & oranges to make up for our loss. Regards, Larry Aronow

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