The Wine’s Too Close to the Stove

Pilgrimage – Looking Back


When Richard Armitage’s connection to Pilgrimage was announced, fans, including me, had some fun with fan forensics, trying to figure things out. I’ve brought back some of my earlier posts full of guess work.I think I got the haircut right, based on the trailer.

First the Arkenstone, Then the Monkenstone 

Pilgrimage – What Crusade?

The Norman Look in Hair



For Those Going to See Pilgrimage in TriBeCa

The Regal Cinema is located in Battery Park City, which is, in my opinion, off the beaten path. The theater seems a little confusing to recognize, from what I’ve read, ( it’s either in or adjacent to a hotel, up several escalator flights)
so check this out – pretty good directions

Other than that snafu, like many others have said, if you’re not familiar with the area, get there early so you can find it. Look for purple lights emanating from a building in the middle of this pathway between Murray and Vesey street. Once you enter the building, make an immediate right and start going up the escalators. There are also signs indicating where the Regal Cinemas are but it still may be confusing to some.

Directions on line will tell you to go either to Chambers Street station on the 1,2,3 lines, or the 1 train to Cortland. I think the Cortland Street station is still closed after 9/11, but you can also take the 2 or 3 (red circle) or A or C ( blue circle) to Park Place/Chambers Street, which lets you off one avenue further, but a few blocks closer. Or you can take the E to the World Trade Center Stop – which is probably confusing ( I haven’t been there since it was rebuilt).

Best option, in my opinion, is the Chambers Street stop on the 1,2,3 lines, and then walk south to Murray, right on Murray and take Murray all the way into what seems like a park. – and there are elevators at Chambers Street for those who may need them. ( It’s two levels underground) Take the elevator to one level, get out and walk to another elevator to street level.)
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Follow the walking directions, though, because it looks like only a few streets allow you to cross under ( or over?) West Street, which is a large two way approach to the West Side Highway. It looks like Murray Street or Vesey Street is the best street to take.
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On line folks say there’s a Shake Shack next door. I think it will be impossible on that night, so I would look for something else if you want to eat nearby unless you get there super early.

All in all, I would say – get there early!

In Case You’re Missing It – Berlin Station on Instagram

There was an early promise of a spy on the Berlin Station Instagram account. Looks like someone is going back to the U.S., at least for a while. Last photo – similar shoes to those worn ( in black) by Richard Armitage, as Kenneth, in #LoveLoveLove, Act III)

Join me at DGA for Deadline Contenders event. #thecontenders @deadline #ISPY #berlinstation

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April 9th on this Blog through History – Coincidence Abounds

Fellow blogger, Herba, followed by Guylty Pleasure, set up a little exercise to find out what was posted on our blogs for this day, April 9, in history. This blog started in July 2013.

I checked my log and came across a post that I’d never seen before. On my own blog! It was guest-post , dated April 9, 2014, written by guest blogger, KatharineD, and here it is.¬†She’s giving a heads- up on The Hobbit Lego Game. It’s quite charming, actually.


One might ask how it was that I didn’t know what was in a post on my own blog. The reason reminded me of something else I hadn’t thought of today: April 9 was the day that I moved from New York to Mexico. Yup, today is my 3 year anniversary as an ex-pat. While I was taking care of business and getting ready to move, Katharine was gracious and helpful enough to keep a watch on the blog for a few weeks. Nice surprise!

In 2015 on April 9, I posted a little news about the Olivier Awards here. The article suggested that the winner was too close to call. Another coincidence, and what I hadn’t realized, was that among the competitors in Richard Armitage’s category was Tim Piggot-Smith ( King Charles III by Mike Bartlett) , who, as we know, died this weekend, and who was in North and South with Richard Armitage.

Alas, no posts on this date for last year.