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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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Caribbean Interlude – Part 2 – Martinique

We spent a lot of time in Fort-de-France, on Martinique. Something I had never before thought of interest. I was mistaken–the town is vibrant and cultural and it’s heritage is being carefully preserved. In addition, Christine needed to shop for flip-flops! Click on the pictures for detail.

All ashore! 6000 passengers from all around the world walked this way . . . .

All ashore! 6000 passengers from all around the world walked this way . . . .

 

Dock greeting . . .

Dock greeting . . .

 

 . . . no inch of space is wasted in Fort-deFrance .. . .

. . . no inch of land is wasted in Fort-de-France . . .

 

 . . . colours are saturated, not pastel as the custom on some ofthe other Caribbean islands . . .

. . . colours are saturated, not pastel, as the custom on some of the other Caribbean islands . . .

 

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Visitors are greeted by a bevy of beautiful young dancers

 

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Schoelcher Library. A landmark building . . .

Schoelcher Library. A landmark building and institution. . .

 

Modern tourists

Modern tourists

 

Look Dad - there's a pidgeon on my head!

“Look Dad – there’s a pigeon on my head!”  ” I see–if only I had a  left hand, I would brush the insolent creature off!”

 

Exhibition of masks in the Camille Darsieres Cultural Center . . . .

Exhibition of masks in the Camille Darsieres Cultural Center . . . .

 

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The Center's courtyard

The Center’s courtyard

 

Around the town . . . .

Around the town . . . .

 

Christine bought her flip-flops here . . . .

Christine bought her flip-flops here . . . .

 

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Saint-Louis Cathedral. . . .

 

Curb art . . . .

Curb art . . . .

 

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Farewell Martinique . . . .

Farewell Martinique . . . .

 

 . . . and so back to snowy New York-- Christine sqeezing out the last of the deteriorating temperature from the balcony.

. . . and so, back to snowy New York– Christine squeezing out the last of the deteriorating temperature from the balcony.

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