Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat

This week’s photo challenge is: Treat.

Such an appropriate topic, because I planned to treat myself that very day! On Friday, Oct. 30, my husband and I went to the Lyric Opera in Chicago for the first time in a few years, to see Cinderella by Rossini. Afterward, we went to have dinner at the Florian Opera Bistro, a habit we developed when we used to go to the opera regularly. The opera and the Bistro were my Halloween “treat”!

First, there was the anticipation: We got off the train downtown at Ogilvie station, and crossed Madison street. I could see the sign on the opera house as we approached.

Crossing the bridge from the train station - the opera house is up ahead!
Crossing the bridge from the train station – the opera house is up ahead!

20151030_133645Photo opp: Having our picture taken by one of the ushers:

20151030_175827The program, which I always read: There is a synopsis as well as a history of the opera:

Cinderella programAfterward, we went to the Florian Opera Bistro for dinner – reviving a former tradition, but also, because this show was a matinee, to avoid rush hour on the train home:

Wine with dinner at the Bistro
Wine with dinner at the Bistro

The opera and the Bistro were my Halloween “treat”!

7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat

  1. You look gorgeous and quite pleased with your evening. There’s nothing like a gourmet meal after the opera. I support the performing arts, as well so I’m very happy to meet a fellow opera fan. x

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