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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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Governor’s Island

Christine  and I thought we might take a look at the changes to Governor’s Island since the City bought it from the Coast Guard for $1. We joined a long line for the GI Ferry but it didn’t take long to get through the ticket office  to the waiting area–pleasant surprise! Fare is only $1 return for Seniors. For entertainment there was a very loud Rock band and great fun dodging the cycling crowd. Christine managed to get a free glass of a local craft ale for us–which, in the heat of the day, was most acceptable. There was not much to see; the old 9-hole golf course  which I played many years ago is now an island fair with municipal and commercial stalls. But, the Island does offer some of the most spectacular views of New York harbor: Click on the pictures for best detail:

Approaching the Island with the Brooklyn skyline as a backdrop

Approaching the Island with the Brooklyn skyline as a backdrop

 

The old familiar dock

The old familiar dock

 

Waiting to get off . . .

Waiting to get off . . .

 

. . . . waiting to get on

. . . . waiting to get on

 

View of Manhattan from the GI dock

View of Manhattan from the GI dock

 

Substantial buffer . . .

Substantial buffer . . .

 

Tranquility in the bustling East River . .

Tranquility in the bustling East River . .

 

Sad reminder of past glories

Sad reminder of past glories

 

The World One tower framed in the Island's trees . . .

The World One tower framed in the Island’s trees . . .

 

Picnic view . . .

Picnic view . . .

 

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Public transport depot

Public transport depot

 

Sitting in the shade for a bit . . . .

Sitting in the shade for a bit . . . .

 

 . . . our final view from the island.

. . . our final view from the island.

 

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2 Responses

  1. I very much enjoy the sight seeing via your excellent photos.

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