Saturday, January 28, 2012

Review

Nope not us, but we were out and about last night. First, a light dinner at Plush West End, in the old Katahdin Restaurant. This new place has just been open since the first of November, so I wondered if they might be still working out the kinks. First the food: For dinner, we had the tapas menu and sampled the mussels, hamburguesitas (sliders), and calamares (baby squid). All were delicious! Next, the decor: if you enjoy eating in a small, sparse warehouse setting, this is your place. Finally, the music? Was that music? Thump, thump, thump! If I worked there for eight hours one night, I might do something deadly on exiting! Next, it was up High Street to PMA to check out the "Making Faces" photography show. I enjoyed the Philippe Halsman portraits of early TV stars, the like of Imogene Coca, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante and others the best. While the French photographer, Robert Doisneau, portrait of Picasso at a dinner table with rolls in front of him (I bought a postcard of it for my desk) was eliciting smiles from all who passed, it was that Warhol portrait I wanted my eyes on. The Greg Gorman 1986 image, at the end of the white wall, didn't disappoint. All in all, it was fine night out in a drizzling, steady rain. Making faces... we all love to do it. Say cheese!


14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great evening to me. I'd love to see that show!

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  2. Sounds like a well spent evening to me!

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  3. Making a face for you right now. . .

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  4. Great night out apart from the thump, thump, thump by the sounds of it Birdman. I like to think of you with a Robert Doisneau print on you desk, he is one of my all time favorite photographers of that era.

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  5. While I'm not sure I would enjoy the restaurant (the 'music' especially), I would love to see the exhibit.

    I used a 300mm lens to take the picture of the moon which I posted on my blog yesterday.

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  6. Sounds like a very nice evening, except for that thumping music...why do they do that?

    I think I would not have made faces, I'd a made tracks. And how come you know so much about "private rooms," and don't tell you learned from the TV shows you watch.

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  7. I hate thump thump thump but you have made me hungry.

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  8. A wonderful Fri evening! Great show.

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  9. The colourful bricks and clothes make for a very nice contrast with the snow...
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  10. My husband also has that shot of Picasso with the bread rolls that look like hands. :)
    Sounds like you had a really nice date night!

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  11. Hello! I agree with Your friends!

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  12. I would have loved to have seen that show.

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  13. could we see an image of the picasso at dinner postcard on your desk?

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  14. What a great exhibit and I would like to see that Picasso postcard too! Imagine, Picasso immortalized by Doisneau!

    Bises,
    Genie

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