July 2, 2012

Monday Geology Picture: A Geologist at the Opera

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Travertine building stone at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa.

Several months ago, my husband and I went to the opera. Specifically, we went to see a South African production of “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Artscape Opera House in our home city of Cape Town. I had never visited the Opera House before, and I was impressed with the beautiful building. In this week’s geology picture, I am enthusiastically pointing out some travertine building stone in the Opera House. The opera was excellent– very enjoyable, particularly since I’d never seen a live production of “The Phantom of the Opera” before. I had the opera music stuck in my head for weeks!