“We’ll fight them on the beaches of Clacton” – Boris Johnson

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There are many other photos of Clactonia throughout this blog.

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Rocks from Norway

Today’s photos…

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La Traviata – OperaUpClose in Colchester

I was positively uplifted by the performance that I experienced last night at the Mercury Theatre of Verdi’s tragic La Traviata…
This was a ‘chamber’ version, with the backing of cello, piano and clarinet; the opera’s darkness was distilled while the chorus and any false splendour were eschewed.
It made me think of Zemlinsky, Richard Strauss, Mahler, even early to middle period Philip Glass, as well as Verdi himself. Almost tinged with Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night’s absorbing traces of an injected twenties jazz thread amid Edwardian melodrama.
And the acting was equally as brilliant as the soaring act of singing by all parties, particularly by Violetta whose death following mock recovery was absolutely perfect. Heart wrenching.
Grand opera made intimate for a large sell-out audience … many of them with November coughs.

Later discovered all the roads back to Clacton via Clingoe Hill were closed!

My previous music excursion in my local area, with links to others–> HERE

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Submarine off Clacton?

Today’s photos…

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Today’s Rainy Study

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Philia

HI LEAP for mankind, three soft bounces for PHILAE…

This reminds me of the seaside rocks I have photographed for this blog in recent years, whence faces can be made...

This reminds me of the seaside rocks I have photographed for this blog in recent years, whence faces can be made…

Here #67P is a man with a pipe?

6 x 7 as Product = 42

[SeeJay has just chosen my Tweet to appear in their main Feed for the Rosetta Mission.]

My new Twitter account: http://twitter.com/DF_Lewis

Other photos taken today (in the area where I live):

My old yieldingtree friend...

My old yieldingtree friend…

Coastal works progress - cf Edward Burra painting below....

Coastal works progress – cf Edward Burra painting below….

.Edward Burra

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Today’s Tree…

…in the constituency of Clacton on Sea:
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A Voice in the Parcel

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A VOICE IN THE PARCEL: A new fiction vignette from my pen: HERE

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