• Upcoming trips

    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

    June 9 Christine  lined up for tickets to the Public’s production of “Julius Caesar” in Central Park. This politicized version sported a look-alike Trump as Caesar, hoards of frenetic protesters and a slight female (with no Shakespearian diction) as the wily Marc Antony. But where oh where was the Shakespeare? The highlight of the event was, for me, the sight of an impudent baby raccoon wandering around the apron of the stage!

    June 11 Saw “Cost of Living” at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Wonderfully acted by the four-member cast, the play concerns two couples; one, a caregiver and a double amputee and the other a caregiver and a paraplegic. The scene-changing  accommodates the two wheelchairs very well but the multiplicity of the changes required, makes the story line difficult to follow.
    June  Barbara managed to get 3 seats  in the 59e59th theatre to see “Invincible” by Torben Betts. It is a British story about two neighbouring couples meeting socially for the first time. One couple is  young, avant-garde and activist and the other is typically London east-end. The four actors are marvelous in their parts and the writing of the characters is supurb.

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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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