Alone In The House

cafeteria-hours

Sometimes I get a quick dinner in the cafeteria before the ballet. It’s not as fancy as upstairs in the Metropolitan Opera House, but it is very convenient and reasonably priced. A shortcut to the cafeteria is through the orchestra pit.

metropolitan-opera-house

The cafeteria is not open to the public (and neither is the orchestra pit); I was escorted in as a guest by Deb who played the ballet tonight.

I had the brisket with asparagus and a salad. I saw a few other musicians I know in the dining room.

dining-room

After diner, I had to find my way without my escort through the maze of corridors and upstairs to the lobby. I was tempted to take a left turn through this doorway, but after the brisket I didn’t feel very light on my feet.

back-stage

The back-stage and under-stage areas are all a bit dark and dingy. So, I was glad to finally climb up to the grandeur of the lobby level. I stopped to admire the chandeliers which are a signature feature of the Met. They are an explosion of crystal and make me think of the big bang that is credited with creating the universe.

chandelier

At times like this I usually ask John to pose for a photo, and then compose a shot with the object of interest poised on his head. But since he was not with me tonight, I had to pose myself using the reverse lens feature on my iPhone…

dan-and-chandelier

Dandelier sounds better than Johndelier anyway.

live. enjoy. repeat.

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