Thursday, February 26, 2009

Theater glory


CEILING ILLUMINATION, AUDITORIUM THEATRE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 21, 2009

Canon SD600
Canon 5.8-17.4 at 12.1mm
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The other day I attended the Joffrey Ballet with my Lady Friend. We sat in the balcony, affording a close look at the magnificently detailed ceiling illumination that graces Chicago's historic Auditorium Theater, designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan and opened in 1889.

1 comment:

Mike P. said...

As a graduate of Roosevelt University, we had the distinction of being the first graduating class in the renovated auditorium (many years ago). After the work was completed, I remember being on a tour and the acoustics were demonstrated to us. A man stood on the stage and talked in a normal voice. We were up in the last row of the top balcony and heard him clearly. (No ambiant noise in the house; we were the only ones there.) Neat place.