Saturday, November 14, 2009

Puerto Rico
I flew to Puerto Rico on Monday to meet up with some Sunshine Divas and other Il Divo fan groups to attend their last performance of "An Evening with Il Divo", their recent tour. It was my first visit to PR and athought I didn't get to see much of it, it is beautiful.
First picture is of my group hanging out by the stage door waiting for the "guys" to show up for their sound check. We waited for about an hour and the security guy came over and made us leave. We had to wait outside the gate and stand on a street corner. Finally the black SUVs came but couldn't/wouldn't stop in the middle of the street so we didn't get to see them and give them the gifts some of the gang brought for them.
The concert was wonderful, though, and it made up for not seeing them sooner. Such fun to become a groupie at my age. Il Divo are devine but meeting all the fun and fabulous friends I've made has been the best part.


Saturday, November 07, 2009

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The Homage to Stravinsky fountains are adjacent to the Center George Pompidou. Fountains designed by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle represent many of his scores. I last saw this in December and it was partially frozen and most of the fountains were turned off. October was a perfect time to enjoy all the action.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Paris Street Art

There is graffiti all over Paris. Some of it is messy and disfiguring to the surfaces used, but some so well done that it is more graffito, which means an inscription or drawing on a rock or wall, than graffiti.
These three are just a few that I liked. The Warhol styled multi-image was in the Beau Arts area of the Left Bank's Latin Quarter and the other two were near Rue Mouffetard.