Archive | April 6, 2016

‘Beauty and the Beast’ by “Prospect Mountain High School” (PHMS) — All 394 Photos As A Video.

by Anura Guruge


Prospect Mountain High School (PHMS)
production of
Beauty and the Beast
Sunday, April 3, 2016.

It was BRILLIANT.

I promised YOU all 394 pictures.
Here they are.

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Click to access 16:30 minute (yes, 16 minute) photo-montage as a YouTube video. Enjoy.


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Click to ENLARGE and goggle. What the ‘390’ picture look like in my Picasa library.


For 36 still pictures of the show … click here.


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“Buza Dairy Bar”, Concord, New Hampshire — THE Place For Upscale Italian Gelato & Ice Cream.

by Anura Guruge


Full Disclosure: We are friends with one of the co-owners. SMILE.


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This is the ‘desserts’ arm of “Vibes Gourmet Burgers” that I raved about yesterday. They are next door to each other — and attached. Though I am very sure that this was never a consideration it is a very Kosher-arrangement, keeping the meat and dairy separate.

Very neat. Again as with ‘Vibes’ very airy, modern and pleasing to all your senses. Whereas ‘Vibes’ stresses red (in keeping with the burger theme), ‘Buza’ is mainly white (to go along with the dairy theme). Very cute lights.

While I could vouch for the burgers, I, alas, cannot do so for the gelato or ice cream, though Teischan, an experienced, very fussy aficionado, assures me that the ice cream she had was good. I haven’t eaten any ice cream in 3.5 years! 

25 S. Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

(603) 856-8671


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Dr. Eugene Baylus Of ‘Capital Vision Center’, Concord, NH — Is A Very Proficient & Pleasant Optometrist.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. URL for the ‘Capital Vision Center’ appears in last image and is: http://visionsource-cvc.com/

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Vision testing machines not including the really NEAT NIDEK Phoropter (a.k.a. ‘refractor’) they also use. See below. This image as is the picture of the external sign by Anura Guruge (from his Panasonic Lumix LX100).

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If you are a regular reader you will know that I always maintained that Dr. James Eakin, who alas passed away in August 2014 (way too prematurely), was, indubitably, THE BEST eye doctor in Central New Hampshire. With Jim’s passing we were in a lurch. We all went to Jim for our eye care (though I had to go somewhere for my bionic contacts). We tried a ‘local’ optometrist, up here ‘in the Lakes’, and was NOT happy. I had also got very disillusioned with the ‘fancy’ Manchester eye care place that saw me for my contacts — the only impressive thing about them being the outright audacity of their bills.

Deanna asked around, using her reach on Facebook, and heard about “Capital Vision Center“. We have now been there twice. Once in February for Deanna and yesterday, April 5th, so that Teischan (10) could get contacts. Both times we saw Dr. Baylus and he has impressed me, immensely. Given my dodgy eyes (despite my “Eagle Eyes” nickname) I am no stranger to eye doctors and I am rather particular. I have seen specialist in legendary Harley Street (in London) and Boylston Street (in Boston). Well, I am going to go see Dr. Baylus next. We have had a few conversations, about eyes, and I like his style.

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I think this is the Digital Phoropter he uses. I could be wrong. It is pretty similar to this. Click to ENLARGE.

PLUS, they have ALL the latest technology — machines that I have only seen in Boston (though the place I was going to in Boylston St. had some of these machines 15 years ago). They use Digital Phoropters. That is so neat. The old analog phoropters, though visually and mechanically appealing, always seemed way too complicated for what they were trying to do. I would often have this conversation with eye doctors. Standing there adjusting all those knobs and sticking external lenses into holders just seemed so inefficient. Love the concept of the digital phoropter (and I am sure they are not cheap). I also think that they probably can be made to do more than they are currently used for — e.g., I am sure that they, with a bit more technology, could automatically, come up with the optimum prescription for your eyes.

Anyhow. This place is impressive and Dr. Baylus, from what I have seen so far, knows his stuff. I am not sure that I am willing, as yet, to pass on Jim’s mantle over to him but he is the only one in the running for now.



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A beautiful example of an old analog phoropter, from Wikipedia, if you had no idea what I was talking about. Click to ENLARGE and goggle. I am going to check ebay to see how much an old one is. Would make a real neat wall hanging.


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“Vibes Gourmet Burgers”, Concord, New Hampshire — Up There Alongside “Shake Shack”.

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Full Disclosure: We are friends with one of the co-owners of “Vibes” — but then again I am a v. committed, long-term shareholder of “Shake Shack“. 


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We have been meaning to get to “Vibes” since November of last year. In February we made it BUT we were 40 minutes too early for the opening and we were on a tight schedule. So finally, much to our relief and delight, we made it, on a beautifully sunny but a tad cold day, with snow here and there, on Tuesday, April 5th.

Delightful, cozy, warm, bright and v. cheery (with lots of reds) ambiance. Lots of (clear) signage and menus galore. So easy to see what you are going to have.

I had the “Concord’s Own” with bacon, apple and a DRIZZLE of Maple Syrup. It was delicious. Yummy. Up there with “Shake Shack” or “BurgerFi“. The “Gourmet” appellation truly applies.

Deanna had the “Santa Fe Station” with guacamole, red peppers, bean relish etc. She couldn’t finish. I had to help out.

We had the “Crispy Fried Green Beans” and they were addictive. The onion rings were good too.

Good service. A fair number of people but not loud at all. Nice congenial vibes. Very relaxed. Great place for people wanting a lunchtime oasis.

Not surprising they won the coveted ‘Hippo’ award for the ‘Best New Eatery, Concord, 2016’. You really should try it out.

25 S. Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

(603) 856-8671



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‘6 images for the day’ — April 6, 2016 + 6 Bonus From Concord, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


Pictures taken with my Panasonic Lumix LX100.

See this post for resolution details for the LX100.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Went to Concord, NH on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Teischan was getting contact lenses
at “Capital Vision Center” &
we went to lunch at
Vibes Gourmet Burgers” on S. Main.

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Concord, NH, South Main Street.







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