19 Apr 18 Our exposure to the opera included not only the Vienna State Opera where we watched a performance of Tosca but also a private tour of the Budapest State Opera where we were serenaded by two performers who sang three numbers for us of which I can recall only the selection from Phantom of the Opera. The splendor of these buildings is hard to describe but before I finish sharing the images I hope to give you enough shots to give you a rough idea. For the shot I'm sharing today the stairs and floor are of marble, the carpet over an inch thick, and the tapestry on the walls absolutely exquisite. Everywhere you look there is some form of art in the form of statuary, paintings, or architectural design. The tours didn't allow for it, but I could have spent many hours in each building just looking at everything before deciding which elements to photograph! And even if that could have occurred, nothing I could have captured would come close to the magnificence of these old buildings which even shows up in a creative image such as this one.
I've taken the original capture and run it through a plug-in called Simplify 4 from Topaz. Nikon D5000; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 5000; 1/50 sec @ f / 7.1
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