Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Detroit Opera House
In other things we've been up to recently, we went to the Detroit Opera House for a concert. They won't let you photograph during the performance, but I took some sly iPhone shots of the interiors before the show. As you can see, the classical stage surrounded by gilt carvings was set up for a more modern show -- Average White Band and Tower of Power were bringing the funk.
Here's the stained glass and carved plaster medallion of the lobby ceiling.
The access to the balcony with a view of chandeliers hanging over the atrium stairwell. We were fairly early to the show, so I didn't have to worry about crowds in my photos.
The view of elaborate carvings and air return grill from the upper balcony. We had great seats, with a great view, near the edge of the upper balcony.
The domed ceiling above the upper balcony probably has a positive role in the acoustics of the space. As you can see from the lights hidden within, the opera house has ben renovated -- somewhere around a decade ago, Scott worked on the project at his first job.