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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

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    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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Titanosaur and Crocs at AMNH

We visited The Museum of Natural History to see the mighty Titanosaur exhibit. Unearthed in Patagonia, it is the largest skeleton, substantially complete, ever found. And the donor of the bones was not even fully grown yet! The full-size reproduction of the fossil bones is too large for the exhibition room–the head protrudes through the doorway into the corridor! The following pictures give some idea of its immense bulk. Imagine the terror of the early Hominids who encountered one of these?

Click on the picture for full effect.

 

The head part . . . . .

The head part . . . . .

 

the neck part . . . .

the neck part . . . .

 

The body part . . .

The body part . . .

 

Underneath part--compare the size of the viewers . . . .

Underneath part–compare the size of the viewers . . . .

 

complexity of the casting . . .

complexity of the casting . . .

 

SONY DSC . . . . .

. . . . .

 

Here, for comparison, is a couple of normal sized dinosaura

Here, for comparison, is a couple of normal sized dinosaurs

 

THE CROCS

Interesting though it was, this exhibit did not invite photography– It was mainly  of a caption-reading and hands-on format. There were a number of live animals in  environmental tanks, but these are commonplace in zoos. Here are the only two pictures I took:

This smallish croc reminds us that these animals cannot be taken for granted. Witness the 4-year-old who was dragged away and killed at Disney World in Florida this week.

This smallish croc reminds us that these animals cannot be taken for granted. Witness the 4-year-old who was dragged away and killed at Disney World in Florida this week.

 

This one would have found Christine a tasty morsel!

This one would have found Christine a tasty morsel!

 

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