Today’s random musing has been on the usefulness of context for disambiguation. In thinking about what I was going to write here I was struck by the fact that two of New York’s greatest cultural institutions have the same nickname, yet the occasions upon which this causes confusion seem to be few and far between.
This probably shouldn’t be at all surprising. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been to both the Met (Museum) and the Met (Opera), to an exhibition entitled Jerusalem and a performance of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, and I don’t really see how it would be possible to mix up the two (although of course that didn’t stop me double-checking that Tom knew where he was going on each of the two evenings concerned). Continue reading →
Despite what the last I’m-not-sure-how-many-posts would have you believe, we continue to keep busy with outings and activities in NYC as well as our travels further afield, and before we get too distracted by festive frivolities I wanted to (finally) write about a couple of performances I went to last month. Continue reading →
So I was going to write about how we marked the Columbus day* holiday with a visit to both the Neue Galerie** and a special exhibition at the Met***, and then go on to describe an impromptu night at the opera****, but recent wanderings around our neighbourhood gave me a much more entertaining idea.
February was a rather uneventful month for us here in NYC – Tom has been keeping busy with work and my knee injury has been a bit limiting. That said, I am very much enjoying volunteering at a local library, have joined two committees and we’re both now singing with a church choir, so it hasn’t been too dull! However, we both agreed that a little more culture would not go amiss, so last Sunday found us in a very chilly queue outside the Frick Collection.