Week 5: Sign

I had nothing this week.  Zilch.  Part of me wanted to interpret the subject literally, another part wanted to take it in different direction, something more of a story.  But a story wasn’t going to happen.  I called in the troops.

The troops being my fantastic friend Abby.  With her office being an ambulance (not to brag, but she saves lives), she’s done several tours around the city.  No one – and I mean no one – knows Louisville better than this gal.  She’s better than TomTom for directions.  So since she’s been everywhere up and down and backwards again a hundred times, I asked for her feedback for a “sign.”  Abby gave me suggestions but I wasn’t biting.  I needed something to excite me, something that would be make me want to change out of my pajamas over the weekend.  And then it came to me.

Here is my sign:

Week 5: Sign

“Enter and view with astonishment the magnificence that the hand of man has wrought.  The more you look, the more you will see.” —The Courier Journal, September 1, 1928

The Palace, Louisville Palace, Palace Theatre… whatever you might call it, is a venue for concerts and shows but it really is much more than that.  It’s a beautiful building on the outside and has an ornate interior.  Curved ceilings with faces carved in them greet you when you walk through the doors.  Blues and reds and golds flash at you from every direction.  The theater has a nighttime feeling with stars on the ceiling.  It’s considered one of the best places in town to catch a show.  And with a $2 million price tag to build in 1928, you can understand why.

When I thought of it, I had to go.  I’m actually surprised Abby didn’t suggest it as it’s one of her favorite venues.  I took a field trip on Saturday and spent time walking around the front of the building, shooting in every direction I could [while not getting ran over by a car].  I had many shots to choose from but this was my favorite.  Yes, the easier route to capture sign but it’s a part of my hometown.

OK.  I was quite winded.  My bad.

Get on over to the Flickr group WPC Flickr Group to see how others captured “sign.”  And there’s also the Challenger Roll – I keep adding to it every week so you’re bound to find something you’ve missed before!

And for Week 6’s subject is REPETITION.  The wheels are a’turning – can’t wait to see what you capture!!

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February 2, 2011 - 9:03 am

Susan - Love the light and shadows!

February 2, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Abby - This is my ABSOLUTE favorite place in the city. The outside is magic, the inside is beautiful with something new to see with every turn of the head. And then, then you enter the theater. That gorgeous blue ceiling, the rich red curtain, the balconies flanking the stage. I would pay to sit and watch paint dry in this place! And I love your picture. I have one of Brian and I underneath this sign and love it even tho the lighting is bad. Great picture Marco!!!

February 2, 2011 - 1:35 pm

Denise - This is really nice. Such a cool old sign.

February 3, 2011 - 12:59 pm

Melissa - so, I totally failed this weeks challenge. I actually took some pics. But that’s as far as I got. They still sit on my memory card of my poor abandoned camera. Buying a house is hard work. Maybe I will get it edited and posted before next week!

love the shots everyone else got!

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