Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Doorways

Old abandoned office building adjoining the old abandoned Lyric Theatre.  You get the picture. Located on the corner of 3rd Avenue North and 18th Street, this is yet another "treasure in the rough" I was privileged to explore on Sunday.  Coming Attraction:  the Lyric Theatre.  Stay tuned, you won't want to miss this!!!

Oh, I hear mutterings about black and white.  Trust me on this one. This photograph said ...color!

38 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

superb! Such creativity in this doorways photo.

Olivier said...

la maison fantôme, c'est une superbe photo, et j'aime cette tonalité
the ghost house is a beautiful picture, and I love this tone

Bergson said...

a nice thread

Warning Opening doors are not asked ;-)

Babzy said...

i like the atmoshere of this one , nice old place and nice shot ...

Fritz said...

Love the pattern you captured!

cieldequimper said...

I agree, colour it had to be. It's a perfect composition, it opens up doors in the mind!

Bibi said...

Almost reminds me of something surreal....doors that go on and on, or almost. I remember as a child sitting at my grandmother's vanity table that had two side mirrors and a front one...and the closet door behind me had a mirror. I used to sit there and count myselves....

I like the pale colors in your photo, and I am wearing a combination of them today!

valeria said...

Beautiful pastel colors! Bellissima. I love that sage green, the creamy, the brown and the hint of pompeii red...

Julie said...

Agree with colour: adds to the weariness of the overall image. This is a treasure: the crackled and peeling paint; one door horizonal another vertical; the perspective down to the pile of whatever. Actually, it is a study in lines ...

Today's an "on" day, hey?

Juergen Kuehn said...

Doors behind the door - an excellent and fine work, Virginia.
And yes, please not in black & white, the peculiar charm of sallowness will disappearing.

altadenahiker said...

I see dead people

Virginia said...

AH,
Oh no!!! Nothing so drastic, just old theatre seats!

Julie,
I hope I'm back "on" today. Crackling, peeling paint?
You ain't seen nothin yet!

Thanks everyone!

James said...

I don't know why, but I like looking at old buildings inside and out. Inside of an old theater is a rare treat. I love your doorways photo and look forward to the rest of the show.(no pun intended.)

Daryl said...

Its very monochrome-y so tell the critics to hush.

Its a fabulous angle/perspective .. I sat here for a bit looking at it and wondering if I would have been smart enough to 'see it' the same way ... no, didnt decide ..

Thérèse said...

Looking for pastels right now I like of course very much this picture.

Snapper said...

Nice one V. And it wasn't me muttering about B&W. Really.

Halcyon said...

I like it just the way it is. Wonderful perspective. And I can't wait to see the theater!

magicpolaroid said...

Im folling in love with this photo! amazing! I wish take photos there!
Brava!
ciao, Luis

PJ said...

So that's where the chair pieces were headed to. Naughty, naughty, I'll bet they were making lots of noise as they ran.

Babooshka said...

I have no comment( see below for why) other than I like it and welcome the "stay tuned series."

Jilly said...

Oh you are clever. This is just lovely.

Kim said...

I love your shot. I'm glad you trusted your own insstincts on this one. When I first saw it I thought of the colors in your Palm Sunday shot, and of the rooms in the Rodin mueseum and of some Carl Larsson paintings. Those associations wouldn't have come up if this were in black and white. Maybe only that our Berkeley house had panel doors like that (no, not lying on their sides, just old doors that style :-) ).

I just like the name, Lyric Theatre, so it will be fun to see what you have in store for us.
-Kim

JM said...

Gorgeous perspective! I have this 'thing' for abandoned buildings and I really love this shot! Beautiful light and tones too. Well done, V.!

Kim said...

Just reading back through the other comments, and choking on my coffee reading AltaDenaHiker's. Yes, it definitely speaks of past lives.

And Juergen is a poet even when he is not writing poetry: "the peculiar charm of sallowness will disappearing". . .

And the observation that the chairs from your series had piled up back there. Who needs other reading when your comments box is so rich with good things to read!
-Kim

amatamari said...

Is a painting with infinite frames...
Beautiful photos!

marley said...

No mutterings over here, it looks fantastic as it is!

I can't wait to see the abandoned theatre :)

Rambling Round said...

So how did you manage a "sneak preview?" Love the room to room peek.

Virginia said...

RR,
It's not what you know but WHO you know and I know Tom Cronier, a wonderful, enthusiastic volunteer for the Alabama Theatre! Merci Tom!!!!

Kim,
AltadenHiker makes me spew coffee etc. everytime I read her fabulous blog. She's a fabulous writer and oh so very funny. Bless her heart!!

B,
Love you and your comments. Oh my how you've guided me along the way. And you've stayed out of the SIN BIN for quite a while now. Bravo1

Snap,
I believe you.

D said...

I'm certainly not muttering. I love this as is! I can't wait to see the rest.
You find the coolest places to explore!

FireLight said...

This is the post that the Colonel and I have been waiting for! We will be following you on the Lyric. I am trying to to remember what films I may have seen there....we usually went to the Alabama, the Ritz, or the Melba. The hubbadub (older than I by about 7 years) says he went to the Lyric on Saturdays to see the serial Westerns! I am going to try to get more on that! Even though the mood is forlorn, I see great dignity in those doorways. More of your great work. I love it.

Bob Crowe said...

This is one hell of a good picture. The colors and light are beautiful. It has tremendous depth. The image wants to pull me through but I don't know if I want to go.

Virginia said...

Oh go on Bob, you know what awaits you at the end. The Sorcerer's Apprentice and the dancing chairs. They're coming up soon. When do you leave? You can't miss that post, I'm quoting you, mon ami!

FireLight,
So Hub went to the Lyric?? Hmmmm we'll need to know when. It had a rather colorful past after a certain point and it wasn't westerns!

D.
This was one of the most adventuresome treks I've made in the name of City Daily Photo. Lord have mercy!!!

Dusty Lens said...

Interesting point of view, a real nice perspecive.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

What perspective !!

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Karen said...

Great subject and wonderful photo. I love photos of doors and this one is very special.

Marie-Noyale said...

I see "The shinning"!!!!

beautyinallthings said...

This is so beautiful!