Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fire Island Bayside

Fire Island Bayside by Alida's Photos
Fire Island Bayside, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

This is the bayside of Fire Island, at the Sunken Forest.

September and October are the best months on Fire Island, in my opinion, because the summer crowds are gone. It was quiet except for the sound of the ocean waves and birds. An occassional plane or helicopter passes overhead. It is warm between the dunes and a long walk is the perfect way to spend the day.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Waverly Place Crosswalk

The Freedom Tower as seen from Waverly Place in Greenwich Village....

We took a walking tour of "the village" this weekend. So much history and a great sky for photography, made this day a perfect one for me!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Davis Park in 2009

Davis Park 2009 by Alida's Photos
Davis Park 2009, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

I wanted to have a before photo since by next year, the Davis Park beach will not look the same. This photo was taken back in 2009.

Many of these homes will be torn down, or have already been washed away, all from the erosion of Sandy.

Connetquot River in Autumn

Monday, October 07, 2013

Sunflower Rows

Sunflower Rows by Alida's Photos
Sunflower Rows, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Sunflowers in the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Such beautiful weather in October, it doesn't feel like autumn!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

the Winslow Boy

I just have to comment on the play my husband and I saw yesterday. It was Roundabout's "The Winslow Boy." This is not a musical or a play for the tourist crowd. It is serious drama that kept us on the edge of our seats.

Why was this so good? First and foremost, the acting was excellent, so believable and real. I felt the pain of the mother and fear of the young boy. I became part of the family, happy one moment and angry the next. The story was based on true events in England. The English accents were excellent also and almost un-noticeable once the play started, a credit to the actors.

The story of a young boy accused of something, (no spoilers here), parents defending their child, siblings who are independent of the story and yet have stories of their own, an ailing parent, husband and wife relationship, occasional moments of humor, hints of romance, well developed character development- this play has it all. I thought that being a play of 2 3/4 hours would be too long, but it was over before I knew it. It was a rich story that I hated to see end. 

The period costumes, early 1900s, were beautiful and added to my enjoyment. Rich fabrics and elaborate hats of the time, were so gorgeous! 

I'm not a theatre critic but I know what I enjoy. There were no gimmicks, or special effects, just great acting! It's not often that I rave about a play, but this had to be the exception. I hope you get to see it!

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