Guys and Dolls

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Colleen, being from New York and a big Broadway fan, was quite interested in seeing a show, since we were in London. So after our breakfast of cereal and toast, we headed down to the half price ticket window at Leicester square. We mabageg too snag some tickets for Guys and Dolls, with Patrick Swayze as the lead.

Tickets in hand, we headed up the street to Sir John Soane's museum. Soane was a student of architecture and art, particularly that related to ancient Greece and Rome. His home was his museum, and he had quite a collection of artifacts from antiquity. In the most interesting room of his house was a sizable collection of art. The problem was that the room was not large enough to hold all his art. So he ripped out the walls and put in their place wood panels on hinges that would swing into the room, revealing more art on the rear side of the panels and even more on another layer of wooden panels beneath, which in turn would open up in like manner. It was quite fascinating.

Afterwards, we went to trafalger square, where we went into St. Martin in the Fields. We had just missed the free concert for the sfternoon, but we were in for a better treat. There was to be an evening concert that night, a group of about 20 string instruments were going through a full rehearsal of the pieces. So we got a full preview of the evening concert. The string instruments combined with the aucoustics of that church is a beautiful sound.

That night we went to see Guys and Dolls at the Picadilly. It was a great show and lots of fun.

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