Thursday, November 01, 2007

rennovation

After feeling quite a bit like the grinch that stole Halloween (just couldn't get into it this year) I needed something to feed my creative soul. Don't get me wrong, I don't have any philosophical or religious opposition to Halloween, but my hubby was working and I just couldn't get into the spirit of it all. We went trick or treating, but since no one was home to hand out candy I have 25,000 calories of chocolate in my house. Sigh. I went to lunch with a dear friend who has taken on a local theatre for renovation. I had my camera with me (as always) and she opened up the former silent movie and vaudeville theatre for me to photograph. What a treat. The architectural detail was stunning and you could feel the life that had once lived and laughed in those walls. And to boot, they were hanging an exhibit in the foyer for their first Friday event! A full preview and I was stunned with the talent. Creative soul fed. Camera happy. Mama happy. No more grinch!

21 comments:

randi said...

What a cool opportunity for photographs!

I like your new blog header!

Jada2929 said...

Why push it if you aren't feeling it, right? Forgetabout Halloween, I'm with you. Glad it's over.
About the theater, DH and I had our reception in a recently renovated vaudeville theater. It was grand. Totally amazing. Looks like that place is as well.

Stacy said...

...might as well prolong that "high" with a little of that chocolate?? :)

Rachel said...

Loving the awesome pics! Nothing like a bit a photography to pull a person out of a slump.

Alice said...

What a treat to get the chance to visit the theatre. I love old buildings and am so glad you shared your photos.

beki said...

How cool! That sounds like so much fun - old buildings make my heart flutter.

kat said...

Your photos are super!

What a great time it must have been, to walk around and take all the photos you wanted. Lucky you.

Chara Michele said...

Love the photos! I am a bit jealous! :) Sounds like a lot of fun to get to take photos of.

Carla said...

Awesome photos! I bet the theatre will be AMAZING when it is finished!

AM~Erica said...

OK, Halloween is my thing, but I couldn't quite do it either.

So wonderful to see this theatre. I certainly hope many fabulous things happen there.

Oh yeah, turns out we don't get trick-or-treaters on our street, so we went with some friends @ our church (they invited)...and it was like a scene from a movie! Happy Halloween to me!

nikko said...

Oooh! I love happy camera days. :o)

amandajean said...

love your photos! I bet that was fun.

clara said...

what a great trip! like the peeling green paint. :-)

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lera said...

What a great opportunity to see a little bit of history like that.

XO :) said...

I think they need to have a Halloween candy "dump" site for all of us who are trying so hard to resist the chocolate temptations. Not to mention those fruity ones too.

I love those pics. Sounds like a real treat after feeling kind of down!

Erin said...

I agree with "XO" about the candy dumpsite! I have just been dumping the candy into my mouth!

Fantastic photo's, what a neat opportunity!

Kerry and Rachel said...

Lovely photos, great collage format, too. How do you do that?
Halloween's over, hooray. Now hold on to the seat of your pants for the next run of holiday excitement!

Ragged Roses said...

Beautiful photos. those details are wonderful. Take care
Kim x

mushroommeadows said...

25,000 calories! hehe

Dee Light said...

Halloween is exausting!!! We had fun, but I'm glad it's over.

Love the photos!!