My Travels

July 24, 2016

Cuenca, Ecuador

OK, so how many of you have even heard of Cuenca, Ecuador? Until a few years ago I hadn’t heard of it either. Located in the […]
July 23, 2016

Days two and three in Quito

For the first time I had a problem with the WordPress site.  Last night I composed a blog for day two of my trip but when […]
July 22, 2016

Quito, Ecuador

Quito, the capital of Ecuador is, at 9300 ft. elevation the highest capital city in the world and a World Heritage site.
January 21, 2016

Le Carillon and Le Petit Cambodge

Today I completed my mission in Paris, to visit all of the sites of the terrorist attacks of 13 November, 2015 by visiting Le Carillon and […]
January 20, 2016

The Bataclan and the Boulevard Voltaire

I spent much of today exploring the sites of the 13 November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris along and adjacent to the Boulevard Voltaire in the […]
January 19, 2016

Paris: The sites of the Terrorist Attacks

I have decided to visit the sites of the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015, a few at a time both to give me time to let […]
January 17, 2016

Paris Tomorrow!

Yikes!!  I am off to Paris tomorrow.  Oh yes, you all know about the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, etc., etc., etc.!!  But those […]
January 15, 2016

Sightseeing London

Perhaps most people, at least from the USA, might not think of January as a time to go sightseeing in London, especially the one depicted in […]
January 15, 2016

The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s little known but magical plays.  Performed at the Garrick Theater in London’s West End by the Kenneth Branagh Theater […]
January 13, 2016

Les Pecheurs De Perles (The Pearl Fishers) at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City.

Composed 12 years before his much more famous opera Carmen, The Pearl Fishers by George Bizet is set in a mythical far eastern village in this production […]
January 13, 2016

The Calidore String Quartet

Yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing the Calidore String Quartet perform at the Merkin Concert Hall, a part of the Kaufman Music Center on W. […]
January 11, 2016

Jackson Pollock at the Museum of Modern Art New York City

One of the giants of the Abstract Expressionist School of modern art, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) died at the age of 44 in an alcohol related auto […]
January 11, 2016

Picasso Sculpture Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art New York City

Many people are familiar with Pablo Picasso perhaps mainly based on his cubist paintings but far fewer are familiar with his sculptures which form the basis […]
January 11, 2016

King Charles III: A Future History Play

Review of the Broadway Play King Charles III
January 10, 2016

Tribute to Pierre Boulez

I finally made it to Le Poisson Rouge, a music venue in Greenwich Village, New York on Bleeker Street, specifically for the Tribute to Pierre Boulez, […]
January 9, 2016

Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge.”

The bridge, peripherally referred to in the play, is the Brooklyn Bridge and it is a powerful story of family, love, hate, betrayal and ultimately death. […]