• 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!

     

     

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London’s changing skyline

London’s serene domes and spires are no longer the symbols of permanence which have captured the eye for lifetimes (mine included); its skyline changes with each visit. New monstrosities bludgeon the eye and there seems to be no end to the pursuit of architectural ugliness!

Fortunately, the building  is mostly confined to a small area of the north bank of the Thames but, disturbingly, the latest have sprung up from an area on the south bank. Happily, the newest ones are beginning to obscure the view of the earlier ones. Londoners regard their shapes with scornful amusement and label them with derisory names like: The Gherkin, The Shard and The Cheese Grater!

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Nostalgic view from the South Bank

Nostalgic view from the South Bank

 

The sublime  . . . . . .

The sublime . . . . . .

 

 . . . .  to the ugly!

. . . . to the ugly! (The cheese grater)

 

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Looking up-river from Charing Cross

Looking up-river from Charing Cross

 

Odd complex?

Odd complex?

 

The Eye is ever watchful

The Eye is ever watchful

 

Nostalgic view up-river from the South bank

Nostalgic view up-river from the South Bank

 

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