|The Asia Society and the hotel are on the
Upper East Side. (I learned the neighborhoods and street layout well
enough to grab control as tour guide and got us lost on several occasions)
Brooke, Marcia and I walked the 20+ blocks from the train
station to the hotel during rush hour. After that we did not venture too
far from the neighborhood although we did continue to walk a lot.
hotel rooms could be considered a suite but they were more like two prison
cells with a common entrance. The shower with its constantly changing water
temperature and detachable hot water control knob was a scary adventure on
par with the shower scene in Psycho. But I am not complaining.
It was relatively cheap, very convenient and it was nice to all be near
each other so we could chat into the wee hours of the night.
|These are views from the window of our cell. Very interesting buildings.|
|Scenes near our hotel: the Palace diner where we had breakfast both mornings and Dana's brother Ian and his mother getting into a cab. I was in charge of making sure they got to the theatre on time so I documented the event. We took cabs on several occasions - something I never do in DC.
The third picture was just another set of interesting buildings near the hotel.
Strange activity in a storefront on our route to the Asia Society (below).
|The Asia Society is a lovely place. The theater is small but comfortable and there is a great gift shop and cafe. The people there were all great except the box office guy who was a qualified jerk and unfortunately we had to deal with him. But all the soothing colors and sounds made his bad energy disappear. Below are pictures from our colorful tea time at the cafe.|
|We had a nice dinner at the Payard French Bistro. The maitre'd with the sleazy French charm was a nice touch.|
|After the performance we hung at the bar attached to our hotel called Opia. It had style, $12 drinks and a waiter with multiple accents|
|Sunday morning before we left we walked to Grand Central Station. What a gorgeous building!|
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