Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Baths of Caracalla

Yikes! I'm falling behind when it comes to documenting all my adventures. Just a quick one this time with my Tuscan hill town and beach adventures saved for later.

A couple of weeks ago I went with a friend to see Carmen performed at the Baths of Caracalla.  It was a lovely setting, though I didn't have time to look around much since I arrived just minutes before the start.  And this was a great chance to see the Baths, which otherwise are kind of a second tier sight that takes some extra effort to visit.

As for the opera itself it was fun.  They did a modern take on the story, set in a Mexican border town in fact. While I enjoyed it I do tend to prefer the elaborate costumes and sets from traditional opera. But I did get this great shot to make all the DHS colleagues at the Embassy smile. (Isn't that sign in some way proprietary?)

(Also, please appreciate the stuffed figures who are supposed to be trying to climb the border wall.)

Another check off my to-do list in Rome. I'd highly recommend a visit if you get the chance. This summer they're also featuring Nabucco and Tosca.

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