More Reflecting: Seeing “Mayerling” Last Night

The Daily Post Photo Challenge this week is REFLECTING.

Can self just say she arrived sick and barely able to keep upright. But damn — the Royal Opera House!

Seeing it for the first time was — awesome.

Plus, the adjoining bar/restaurant: All that glass! All that light!

Perfect for this week’s Photo Challenge!

Before the start of the ballet, self dashed to the bar to order some hot tea. She wound up sharing a table with an American woman, a ballet aficionado who has season tickets to the New York City Ballet and watches “thirty ballets a year. At least.” Self confided that she wasn’t feeling well and might leave during one of the intermissions.

And the womans said: The pas de deaux in Act III are spectacular. Don’t leave.


The Bar at the Royal Opera House, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13

And then, the interior of the Royal Opera House itself:


Waiting for the beginning of Kenneth Macmillan’s beautiful, stunning ballet, “Mayerling”: Saturday, May 13

More of the Royal Opera House Bar. At intermission, self went up an escalator to the “Bridge” over the bar, from which she got a jaw-dropping view of Covent Garden, at 8 p.m.:


Center Top, the “Bridge”: A side escalator takes you to it, and from there you can see all of Covent Garden. SPECTACULAR. Especially at sunset.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


  1. May 14, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    […] Kanlaon More Reflecting: Seeing “Mayerling” at London’s Royal Opera House […]

  2. May 14, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    How beautiful. Hope you are feeling better!

    • May 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you! I have not moved yet from my room in Bath. But the views are spectacular. I’m just looking at the town. Tomorrow I’ll walk to the Georgian Crescent.

  3. August 28, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    You really did the Royal Opera House justice in this post, thank you for sharing. Bath is also a wonderful place, I hope you are feeling better 😀

    • August 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you! It was my first to attend a performance. I love that they kept the “bones” of the building but found a way to make most of the light. And Bath… what can I say about Bath? The most beautiful city, I can’t even.

      • August 28, 2017 at 3:23 pm

        Your welcome, so glad you enjoyed both 😀

      • August 28, 2017 at 3:25 pm

        I bookmarked your blog. I’ve never been to Regent’s Park. It looks so lovely.

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