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    May 2 to May 14 London vacation. We will be staying in the President Hotel, 56 - 60 Guildford Street, Russell Square, London, WC1N 1DB. Telephone : 020 7388 4443. Hope to see you all then.
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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.

     

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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

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