Sunday, February 22, 2009

All Lit Up



The Alabama Theater as you have already seen here and here, is a treasure trove of beautiful details and furnishings.  The lighting fixtures are no exception.  Luckily they have been lovingly maintained. 

Thanks to my producer/manager who was smart enough to help me out by voting for the one I had already chosen! 




Lobby Chandelier from beneath

32 comments:

Wayne said...

I'll be unavailable for a few days while I wait for the heat to die down.

Ming the Merciless said...

Those are really ornate light fixtures, especially the one in the first photo. It's very "Phantom of the Opera".

PAK said...

Fantastic lamps!
I nominated Your blog:
http://chorzowdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/02/fridrich-wilhelm-von-reden.html

Jilly said...

Oh what stunning lighting in this theatre. I love all these and the 4th. I particularly love the 3rd one.

You could go to this theatre and not look at the production but just look around you.

cieldequimper said...

Yes they are beautiful! A kind of mix between Tiffany and Venetian chandeliers!

Bibi said...

Mighty pretty. I too like the 3rd, art nouveau one best.

Kate said...

I like all of them. Chandeliers are difficult to photograph, but you did a fine job with these. Good variety, too.

Petrea said...

That's a place I could be happily lost in.

PJ said...

My goodness, Virginia. This lighting is a wonder. Our Saenger Theater just underwent another major renovation but I don't think it will have anything so fine as this. Mmmmm-mmmm-mm.

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, Each one is fabulous in it's own way - as are your photos of them. You brighten every day for me - and not just with your chandeliers! Always great subjects with wonderful photos.

nessabates said...

those are all beautiful!

Maya said...

Wow, these are stunning! Both the fixtures and the photos!

angela said...

As you say these are magnificent and how marvellous they haven't been replaced.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Another bouquet of stunning details about that wonderful theatre.

Sunshine said...

Marvelous photography..
And another example of the wonders of your city.
I just finished another post of pictures I took of the Birmingham Marathon course... and I continue to be more impressed with the experience. I have run a dozen marathons and 10 half marathons in nearly as many states. Birmingham race course is outstanding. Volunteers and management supurb.

Sunshine said...

Ooops... SUPERB!!

Virginia said...

Sunshine, Thanks so much. I will make sure my daughter sees this and your blog and she can relate to the directors of the race. She worked really hard on the it this year with them! YOU GO GIRL!!! YOU'RE AMAZING.

PAk, Thank you for that nice award! I appreciate your kindness!

Thanks everyone. I know my friend Tom that volunteers there so tirelessly will appreciate reading your nice comments!

Bob Crowe said...

These are quite wonderful, warm and full of light. The last two are my favorites. The tree of light, for want of a better term, is dancing - many headed and limbed, full of rhythm. What I particularly like about the last one, as i mentioned in another comment, is that I can't quite be sure which way I'm looking. It might be up at a chandelier, but then...

Kris said...

These are tremendous.

Virginia said...
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Virginia said...

Bob, actually it looks a little like a kaleidoscope! My friend Peter has a fabulous view that he took from directly under the Eiffel Tower that gives this same look.

Sunshine said...

I am honored that you stopped by.
Yes, I can only imagine what Birmingham must be like in April: I'll be watching your pictures.

Rambling Round said...

I still remember my visit to The Alabama Theatre back in the 60s. I saw the movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." Great photos.

Hilda said...

Oh wow, Virginia, these are all gorgeous! The details are fantastic and worth the clicks to enlarge them!
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Don't forget to vote for the April theme! We get two choices this time, thanks to Elaine. Please help spread the word too.

Blognote said...

Beautiful lamps!!! How wonderful that they are all well preserved.

Marie-Noyale said...

Can you imagine all the little treasures like these hidden all around the country!!
The last one must have inspired the Baccarat Crystal that hangs during the Xmas season above 57th street.

Dusty Lens said...

A photographer's paradise. So many pretty and ornate fixtures to capture, how fun!

Wildeve said...

They just don't make theaters like that anymore! I love the second photo, a beautiful fixture, and the third for its amazing patterns.
Great shots! I will visit here every day.

marley said...

Oh wow! These are some fantastic photos. I love the details on the lamps.

Babzy said...

everything has been said , but it's really beautiful !

Reggie said...

I love these photos. My grandmother came to Birmimgham by train at age 16 from Wilcox County to go to the opening of the Alabama. She wrote home, "I now know what heaven looks like."

Marc said...

Wonderful! It's like a palace in art deco style.