Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016 and Happy New Year 2017


All the California branch wish you a wonderful holiday season and the very best for the new year.

Click on the photograph to access the album. The introduction summarizes our year.
Captions can be seen on most devices clicking or swiping through, or by selecting
the "i" option. You can also select "slideshow" to watch the album (no captions).

Arriving in Yellowstone National Park, May 2016.
















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All the albums for 2016 are accessible in the Blog Archive 2016, below.

Archives, cont'd.: a musicological greeting (audio) from November 1981
(AMS Cabaret, DKH conducting, Harry Johnson, emcee)

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, March 6, 2016, Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
(Bodil Wennberg memorial concert)



Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, conductor







Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dieppe region

(Still experimenting with presentation of Google Photos albums after the demise of Picasa web-albums.)

We made a three-day trip in mid-August to places Monet and Debussy worked. Pourville-sur-Mer, Miromesnil château (where we stayed) and garden, dinner at Le Colombier (Offranville), Varengeville-sur-Mer (and Bois des Mortiers gardens), 11th-century Arques-la-Battaille château, Puys-Plage, St. Wandrille monastery, river cruise down the Seine from Rouen.

(Click on photograph or permalink to view album. On non-Apple devices you can select "slideshow" to watch the album.)


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Uncle Chris in Paris

Chris came to Paris with his Centenary College program. We met up on Monday, 8 August, at the Place du Châtelet, took a walking tour through the Marais and Place des Voges, and had dinner at the Brasserie Bofinger (1864). On Wednesday, 10 August, he took the train from Paris to Méricourt (with a two-hour delay when tree branches brought the electric wires down), where we had a splendid meal of melon/prosciutto, pork products, various cheeses, and tarte aux pommes. We then took him to the airport via the locks on the Seine.

With that particular meal, we celebrated what would have been W. Kern Holoman's 96th birthday with his favorite sort of repast.



The red doors are those of the Hotel des Ambassadeurs de Holland (1660) in the Marais.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 2016 - the Beach

Kate, Jackson, Jaron (and Leah) were at 803 Pamplona for a month while their house was on the market. DKH/ERH went to North Carolina--Raleigh, Caswell Beach, Raleigh--and on to France, arriving 19 July.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Yellowstone National Park

Flight to Cody, WY; then entered Yellowstone from east entry. First night at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, then two nights at Old Faithful Inn.
Saw buffalo, elk, black-tailed deer herd, antelope, a wolf, a bear, pelican, swan, horned owl, and snakes.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

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D. Kern Holoman is Distinguished Professor of Music emeritus at the University of California, Davis