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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

  • theatre and Concerrts

    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Atlantic City – Post hurricane

The beach is back in its proper place with hardly a ripple in it; the dunes have all been reformed and planted with serried rows of dune grass and the boardwalk (as  far along as the Revel) is  like new!

There has been another sea-change: several casinos, including the wonderfully designed and decorated “Revel”, are in bankruptcy proceedings–Gambling doesn’t pay so well anymore. So Atlantic City is becoming a family resort. Children are everywhere, including in the casinos. Panhandlers and lay-abouts are nowhere to be seen and food (which used to be a casino loss-leader) is now offered at obscene prices.

Click on the pictures for detail:

The colour is back

The color is back

 

Tropicana casino where we stayed

Tropicana casino where we stayed

 

Caesar's pier

Caesar’s pier

 

Caesar's . . . . .

Caesar’s . . . . .

 

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Smooth beach- early morning start!

Smooth beach- early morning start!

 

Notice, if you can, the optimistic King Canute on the left!

Notice, if you can, the optimistic King Canute on the left!

 

Pipe perspective

Pipe perspective

 

Tropicana shop

Tropicana shop

 

Cairo? No, old Atlantic City

Old Atlantic City from our window

 

Beach party

Beach party

THE END

 

 

 

 

 

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