More than a year ago my wife and her sister bought tickets to "Romeo And Juliet" performed by the Australian Ballet The tickets were for seats just a few rows from the orchestra pit and the stage. Covid delayed the performance and then sadly my sister-in-law passed away a few months ago. So this afternoon I attended the ballet with my wife instead.
Prior to the show we grabbed some lunch in the City, crossing the swollen Yarra River due to the recent floods, and also visiting City Basement Books.
City Basement Books always seems to have a good turnover of books.
Today they had a hardback copy of "The Politics Of James Bond: From Fleming's Novels To The Big Screen" by Jeremy Black which I have only ever seen previously online. I managed to resist purchasing it though. There were also several Bond continuation novels by Robert Markham, John Gardner, Anthony Horowitz and Jeffery Deaver. No purchases from me today though.
As for the ballet, I've previously seen "The Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake" and to be honest I thought they were meh, but this ballet was fantastic. I guess it also helped already knowing the story too. I know my sister-in-law would have loved it too. Here's a couple of photos I took before the performance:
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