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IL Divo at Bloomingdales

Just about to leave for New York in two days and my thoughts go back to a very memorable Christmas shopping trip to the big apple in November 2005.

The first day in New York didn’t go well, baggage did not arrive at the airport and we had to shop for some essential clothes. This unfortunate piece of bad luck turned out to be the best stroke of luck starting with the 150 dollar compensation payment at the airport, things continued to improve.

First stop the Levi shop opposite Bloomingdales. As I stepped outside the shop I had to have a double take Il Divo were doing a rehearsal about 30 feet away on a stage outside the store. I returned to the Levi store and casually mentioned that I had just seen Il Divo, which was met some what with disbelief.

A trip to Bloomingdales soon confirmind that Il Divo would be revealing the Christmas windows 2005.

Here is the video of one of the three songs they sang, hope you enjoy:YouTube

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Mauritius – Indoor Market

Mauritius is a small island in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Madagascar. Immediately you arrive on the island you begin to feel the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Mauritius June 2009
Port Louis is the capital of the island and it is here in the bustling indoor market you get the feeling that time has stood still. This building must be one of the oldest in the city and probably hasn’t changed since it was constructed. The colourful array of locally grown produce was stimulating for sight, sound, smell and taste. In contrast, deep within the building an escalator takes you to the first floor were you can indulge your sense of touch as you are surrounded by beautiful cotton and silk fabrics which the local traders are keen to sell at bargain prices.
There is a lot to do and see on this wonderful island and the market is a must if you visit the capital.

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