Saturday, August 17, 2013

No Shakespeare Tonight

We stood in this line in Central Park to try get tickets to tonight's free Shakespeare in the Park.  All the tickets went before we got to the front of the line.  We could have transferred to another line for stand-by tickets, but we would have been in that line from noon until 6 o'clock so we said "no thanks."  Lots do move over to that line but they bring lawn chairs, cards, books, drinks, food, etc.  No Shakespeare for me tonight and it would have been great as it is "Love's Labor's Lost" recreated as a musical by the same guys who did "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson."
Time in the line passed quickly as there were entertainers along the way and we were in line with a very talkative young man who is in the college of education majoring in English at Columbia University.

Yesterday I showed you some mountain men; today let me show you some Manhattan men.  You decide which you prefer.

Love the rooftop garden.
This is the Trump Tower and I like it because it's the building used in the movie "Tower Heist."
Who are these dirty, filthy people cleaning up in the fountain at Columbus Circle and why have they left their backpacks on while they clean up?
There was a Farmers' Market on Ninth Street.
We ate lunch at another place featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives."  Gazala's features Israeli Druze food and isn't really a diner, a drive-in, or a dive but Guy Fieri has been there.  It's very small measuring 9.5 feet across and it has only 21 seats.  The food was delicious and not something Bob and I would normally order.
I went to the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market which had lots of seriously overpriced kitsch.

At Times Square I spotted my old friend...
and right across from him was THIS!  Who is she - his grandmother????

And here is a lady who was at Times Square.  Everything about her is body paint except the G-string.  Henri Bourquin, if you are reading this, know that I didn't take a photo of her front because even you are too young to see her from the front.
There's a message for all of you somewhere in this next photo. 
The next best thing to "Love's Labor's Lost" was to see "Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike."  It was a riot from start to finish.
Here are some New York  buildings I like.


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