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Sounds from home

BARCELONA – Here’s the view from our apartment.

#kvpspain : View from our apartment. I think we heard school kids going wild at recess.
Sometimes, I feel like Jimmy Stewart in Hitchcock’s “Rear Window.” The other night, I had a glass of wine on the balcony. I listened to forks and knives clatter on plates, kids screaming at each other and couples catching up.

I spotted this charming scene near Barri Gothic. I was tickled to see the boy spinning around to the tunes of Oasis. He looked so happy.

St. Petersburg

Tuning Up

ST. PETERSBURG — I made it to the ballet! Yah! I love this dance form. I also think Russia ballet is one of the best in the world. (don’t tell my childhood friends who are now working ballet dancers in American troupes!)

The Mariinsky Theatre is an epic stage for my Russian ballet experience. It’s more than 200 years old. Here – Tchaikovsky debuted his Sleeping Beauty. Prokofiev presented his “Romeo and Juliet” ballet here as well.

Naturally, I got giddy walking in the footsteps of classic music giants.

This is from last night: orchestra tuning up for Khachaturian’s Spartacus.

Random Thoughts

Music at the Metro

ST. PETERSBURG – I wrapped up my day at the Russian Museum and a Russian brewery in Historic Heart. The Metro ride protected me from the evening rain storm.

And, the Metro offered me a lovely concert as well. I paused for this lovely trio playing beautiful music at the Sportivnaya Metro.