Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Little Like Downton

Not too long ago, I attended a voice recital at a house that shall not be named due to photographic restrictions, all of which are kind of silly if you ask me. I was informed that  I could only take pictures as long as someone else was in the frame. Can someone explain that logic to me? And, being asked not to take pictures is a little like someone asking me to stop talking--Always a little pointless...
Here are a few I snapped before I was reprimanded.
This guy probably tattled on me.

Wow, I could live with this on my ceiling.
So, now I'll explain why this experience was a little like Downton. Not only was the house Edwardian, there was a moment that made me feel like I was actually on the show. This man performed a song entitled, "If You Were The Only Girl In The World," which you all know from season 2 of Downton Abbey. (The part when Lady Mary sings to the soldiers and the audience joins in on the refrain.) We all experienced a similar moment. It was chilling.
 They even had the sheet music for us to follow along and recreate that scene.
What I loved about the moment was that afterwards there were several of us who recognized the reenactment and shared our devotion for D.A. Of course, there are still a few people out in the world who utter, "Downtown Abbey?"

There were many talented performers. Graduate Nicole A. did an exceptional job singing "Voi Che Sapete" and looked fantastic too!
Here is the entire ensemble
including the director and piano accompanist.

 The setting felt a little like "Meet Me in St. Louis" too. "I could do the cake walk if Esther does it with me!"

Seriously though, Lord and Lady Grantham, Carson, Mr. Bates, and O'Brien could have been here. They'd blend right in.
My friends afterwards standing infront of a beautiful screen that reminded us of Jane Eyre.
 And wouldn't you know, this would be the picture I'd get in trouble for taking. It must have appeared awfully suspicious for who would ever take a picture of the carpet without some devious plan.


  1. So your dad said to write on your blog to have the chance to win some of those crazy cool amazing cards....and I'm so confused because I don't know if I missed something or if I'm just supposed to write it here?? LMK! :)

    1. Don't worry about it. We'll throw your name in the drawing too. It's my first giveaway, so I'm a bit unorganized. Have you seen the new cards? They're here:

  2. gotcha. lol! And I need to get back to you---oh my, loved the card. :)

  3. You'd be so jealous to know that I'm watching Season Three of Downton while over here. There are benefits to living in Europe. :)

  4. Am I EVER! I actually think I'm going to miss Season 3 altogether. Is it good? Who am I kidding? OF COURSE IT IS!!!

  5. Beautiful photos and now I am intrigued? Why would you miss Season 3 altogether? Where will you be and what could possible be more important?!


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