My hotel is in the heart of K-Town, with Korean restaurants and dessert places all around. Happy, am I.
Updated plans —
Tuesday. The Morgan Library. Dinner with my friendship family student from Webster.
Scotland, Pa., Off-Broadway.
Wednesday. Workshop reading of
Corner of Bitter & Sweet. Hadestown. Turandot at Metropolitan Opera.
Big Apple Circus. Grolier Club. En Masse, part of the White Lights Festival.
Friday. The Met to view Islamic art and the new installation of musical instruments. I’ve put in for the
Moulin Rouge lottery. Will see something!
Saturday. Brunch with former students.
Manon at the Met. And Munich Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in the evening.
I’m away for a few days to NYC.
After several visits during sabbatical, this is my first trip to the city in seven months.
And on this packed visit:
Manon at the Metropolitan Opera
Moulin Rouge Big Apple Circus
Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera En Masse (an Australian circus)
Spencer Jones’ workshop performance of
Corner of Bitter and Sweet some museum visits
and two more shows yet to be decided
Wednesday is a three-show-day!
Me at Times Square.
In all my visits to Washington, D.C., I had never stopped by the
United States Botanic Garden.
Truth be told, the Missouri Botanical Garden is
so much more better!
But visit I did, and I’m glad for the two hours there on Wednesday.
greenhouse things we eat :
Random other plants that caught my eye:
The cactus room was great fun, but difficult to photograph.
Washington, D.C. is a fabled and wonderful place for this student of history, architecture, and politics.
And the view of the United States Capitol gets me every time.
From Wednesday, on Capitol Hill:
Thanks to the kindness of the mother of a prospective student, I had a private guided tour on Wednesday of the FBI Experience.
The best parts? J. Edgar Hoover’s desk. And the live firing range where nine agents were shooting their quarterly qualification. And the company of a lively FBI employee. And the spy-craft stuff.
I’ll have more to post on Friday, but this 8.30 p.m. arrival at home after a full day in D.C. has me tired and not feeling like writing.