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‘Downton Abbey’ T-Shirt From The UK, Not From ‘The Exhibition’.

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T-shirt sold at ‘Downton Abbey — The Exhibition’


Saying that Teischan (13) is a ‘Downton‘ aficionado and devotee doesn’t still quite get to her relationship with this show. We quite like it too, but not to the extent she has. She has watched all of it — i.e., all the seasons and all the episodes — at least twice (and I am glad that we have unlimited access to the shows thanks to Amazon Prime).

Yes, of course, we went to ‘The Exhibition‘ in Boston, last month. Yes, I got her a T-shirt and some other stuff. Luckily I did not have to get her any of the books since I had already got them for her over the last two Christmases.

By the MAGIC of Facebook an Ad. for the black T-shirt appeared on my timeline the day after we went to ‘The Exhibition’. It is scary. It quoted quite an attractive “can’t go wrong” price. Well, that was just a bait-and-switch price. In the end with shipping it was twice as much.

It looks classy. She likes it.

Came from the U.K. UPS. Took a few weeks.

So, if you are into ‘Downton‘ and want a T-shirt to coincide with the movie (next week) you will have to get one of these.


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‘Encore Boston’ Casino, ‘The Buffet’ Is Adults Only!

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I kid you not. This is way too serious a topic to joke about.

I actually called them to make sure that it wasn’t a mistake on their Web. It wasn’t, but the lady I spoke to admitted that it was not the cleverest thing they had done.

Why?

Because they put ‘The Buffet’ in the middle of the casino area. You can’t get it to it without having to walk through the casino.

We have been (and stayed at) plenty of casinos — Las Vegas, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. We have always gone to buffets with the kids. That is part of the magic of going to or staying at a casino. Good food at the casino for a reasonable price.

Not so at the Encore Boston. I am totally disgusted.

Yes, they have other restaurants that permit kids, but kids prefer a buffet.

Shame on YOU, Encore. What were you thinking.

This is why I am so glad I never did drugs.

Yes, we were going to go for dinner yesterday after the ‘Downton Abbey — The Exhibition’. Lucky that I checked on the Web.

 


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‘Downton Abbey — The Exhibition’, Boston — In 42 Pictures.

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It was good, in the end I would even say ‘very good’. Definitely exceeded my expectations. The dining room recreation blew me and Teischan away. That was impressive. The kitchen had been good (though the eggs were outlandishly big), Mr. Carson’s pantry evocative and the costumes quite exquisite. But, to us it was the dining room that stole the show and made it truly memorable.

It was well done. Kudos for those that pulled this off. This required a lot of planning, imagination, creativity, hard work, graft and funds. Not sure how long it took them to get all the ducks lined up.

I knew better than to go on a weekend. I gather last weekend was packed and that they had 3,000 people go through it, with 1,700 on Sunday. The mind boggles.

I had picked the 1:30pm timeslot on Monday, August 26, 2019. It was still busier than I anticipated. But, not bad. At the start, when we were all in the main, static display area it was a bit crowded. But, then we all fanned away into different exhibit areas. It was good. We enjoyed it.

The Castle — a real 19th century castle at that was impressive. It was hard to find! We walked by it without realizing that it was the venue.

If you like ‘Downton‘ you should go. The $35 (or $33 if you are a senior like I) isn’t too bad — but I realize that it is all relative. Kids under 14 are FREE. That said, other than Teischan there wsa only one other kid, a young boy of say 4. He was not impressed or happy. Teischan, a ‘Downton‘ aficionado loved it. That made me happy.

We bought $80 (I think) of souvenirs. Prices were what you would expect. Some, like the pens and pencils, were decent.

So, all-in-all, good experience. We enjoyed it.


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Flowers & Flora Of Boston Public Gardens — August 26, 2019.

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We like the Boston Public Gardens — which is next door to Boston Commons and often mistaken as being a part of the Commons. It is not. It has its own character and characters. We invariably stroll through when we are in Boston. Yesterday was no exception. The ‘Downton Abbey Exhibition‘ at the imposing ‘Castle’ was just but a block away. You could see the Gardens from the Castle. So, after the Exhibition, which was good, we walked the Gardens for about 45-minutes before taking the subway to the ‘Museum of Science’ (where we had parked) and then walking over to the ‘Cheesecake Factory‘ for dinner.

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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — August 26, 2019; ‘Downton Abbey Exhibition’, Boston.

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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — August 26, 2019; Boston.

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