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New York City

June 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Gisele and I are in the City this week. We’re staying in a Holiday Inn about 2 blocks from Central Park, and one subway stop from Broadway and Times Square. We are here with our friends Les and Sonia.

On Friday we went to the 911 Memorial at Ground Zero, and then Chinatown. Saturday was the Guggenheim Museum and Times Square.

Gisele at 911 memorial

Yesterday we went to a matinee performance of Porgy and Bess. The Tonys were presented shortly after our show ended, and we found that it had received the award for best musical revival, and the actress playing Bess was best leading actress in a musical. Personally I enjoyed the play, but can’t appreciate the operatic style of singing. I think it might have made sense in unamplified history when they needed to project their voice through the whole theater, but in modern days I think they should update to a more natural open sound. Anyway, I guess I’m unrefined.

Today we are going to the Museum of Natural History. Tomorrow we take a train to New Haven, Connecticut where Les and I will attend a biology conference. Les is presenting a paper on some work we did together.

Then on Friday Gisele and I are driving up to Maine where we will stay at a bed and breakfast for 3 nights.

Meanwhile, Derek is home taking care of Apollo and our house. It’s nice to have someone we can depend on and trust.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Richard // Jun 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Glad to hear that you guys are having a good time.

  • 2 Donna // Jun 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    What, you didn’t go see “Spiderman”? “Once” took lots of awards; I’m interested in seeing that. NYC. So fun!!

  • 3 Daryl // Jun 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Today after the American Museum of Natural History (which was quite good, by the way – I especially enjoyed the section on human origins), we went out for soup from – the Soup Nazi! The original shop that inspired the Seinfeld episode is about 4 blocks from our hotel. The Nazi himself wasn’t there, but his workers were adequately brisk.

    I had the lobster bisque, which was excellent.

  • 4 Daryl // Jun 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Donna, I might have preferred Spiderman, but my companions would not have. The other big name plays, like Book of Mormon or Once have been sold out long ago.

    I did see the original Indy movie “Once” a few years ago and liked it a lot. I think I have a DVD.

  • 5 Don // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Too bad Cats isn’t there anymore. 😉

  • 6 Donna // Jun 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    So you had the bisque, yada yada yada, then never saw him again? Oops, the soup Nazi made me think of another Seinfeld episode.

  • 7 Don // Jun 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

    No, he mentioned the bisque. Heh, I loved that show.