Day 7: Cloisters and a Musical Evening
What a beautiful day!
|The Promenade Gardens|
Tuesday was a relaxing day spent mostly at the cloister gardens before our night on Broadway. Everyone enjoyed the peaceful gardens which displayed many different flowers.
|Touchable Plants! (The other ones weren't.)|
High above many of the roads and far away from a great deal of city noise, the cloisters are supposed to evoke the feel of a medieval monastery.
One of the nicest afternoons ever was spent in Central Park, where we had lunch. Some of us explored a few paths leading to closer looks at the little turtles.
On our way through, we also stopped at Strawberry Fields, a commemoration to musician John Lennon. Some were surprised that there were neither strawberries nor fields at this location.
Stopping at Bethesda Fountain was a beautiful experience in more ways than one. Even though it was quite warm out, there were may places to rest.
The terrace was occupied by a family of hymn singers that enraptured us with their soulful melodies. We talked to a few of them later and learned most were family with a few outside members. They made it clear how glad they were that we related to the music in the way they intended, compared to only hearing the notes sung or played.
|Ready or not, here we are, Broadway|
Broadway! Anticipation was in the air. Some were waiting to eat, while others could not wait for Les Miserables. We went to Trattoria Trecolori, an Italian Restaurant only a few block from the Imperial, the theatre we would attend soon. Not surprisingly, every one's food disappeared in record time, and we left in search of dessert.
Surpassing its expectations, Les Miz on Broadway was all and more than we hoped for. With a stunning cast, wonderful orchestra, new scene-changing technology and passionate gusto for each solo, Broadway had bestowed a piece of it on us and we were very grateful!
Walking Stats: 11.2 MILES