Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The view from the top

As a treat for my birthday (next week), my friend
Lisa treated me to a performance of La Donna del Lago
at the Metropolitan Opera.  These seats are probably 

the reason they invented opera glasses, but I 
like the vantage point from up here because you can 
see the entire stage—and the orchestra too.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]


  1. Happy Belated Birthday, Alexa! What a nice birthday gift.. Have a happy week!

  2. I like those brilliant flaring white bright lights at the top and how the whites are carried down the front of the tiers of box seats.

    If I were sitting there I might become curious as to what the performers look like.

    I went to a concert not long ago and had a similar view but just a little bit closer and from above and behind the stage (at the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, up there to the side of the organ).

    (This is inappropriate as a comment here but I noticed that Eric has retired PDP. I was wondering why he and Michael chose Malta. The English language used there helps, but Europe’s single most crowded spot? And few to no trees? A history of monuments that predate the pyramids is intriguing... And also I realized that it might be possible for you, yourself, to do a kind of Paris Daily Photo when you retire there, if you were so inclined.)

    1. (For that matter, there is the slim possibility that talk of Malta is merely a smokescreen and that right now he is catching rays somewhere in Southeast Asia. What would I know?)


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