The end of an era...

sarasphotossarasphotos Major grinsAugsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins

The theater where I used to work is now going through a major renovation. For the coming 6-8 years the entire "campus" is closed to the public and all of the offices, workshops and performance spaces are being housed elsewhere in the city. The last building to be emptied was the administration/workshop building - and before it got shut up for good I cruised through with my camera. I'm not sure these are interesting out of context... feedback is heartily appreciated.

1) Entry

2) The fabric-dying room (no open flames!)

3) Props left behind

4) Left on the windowsill

5)

6) empty carpentry shop

7) chair with a history

Comments

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,346Registered Users Major grins

    I think they're very interesting. You chose evocative details and I like the framing.

  • WernerGWernerG Major grins Posts: 488Registered Users Major grins

    I like them also, especially #1, the layered doors, and 4, the coil of line.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,497Registered Users Major grins

    Next phase might be better lets hope. For pictures, yeah, the beautiful words followed by pictures did mean something, as Don said, "evocative details".

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins

    @Cornflake @WernerG @Stumblebum Don, Werner & Taz, thanks for the positive feedback. Yes, Taz, the next phase should be better... This building, which fortunately has no historical significance* - it's just old, will be torn down and a beautiful new complex housing offices, workshops, rehearsal studios and a small performance space will be built in its stead. Simultaneously the main theater building (across the street) is being restored and all of the historically protected parts (the facade and some interior architectural details and furnishings) are being refurbished and the stage machinery, office and rehearsal spaces being rebuilt. Everyone who is or was involved with the theater is dearly looking forward to the completion of this massive project.

    *Woe be unto you if you live in or own a historically-protected building. Many, many, many things cannot be changed until (if) they're approved by the "historically protected buildings" committee. Which nearly always means more time and more money.

  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,608Registered Users Major grins

    A nice set to tell the story and the b/w conversion is really good and appropriate.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins

    @Eia AnnaMaria, thanks ro much for commenting!

  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,738Registered Users Major grins

    Nice series that does tell a story of something forgotten and left behind. I especially like 4 and 6--nice conversions and details. I have to say #4 is my favorite--it definitely speaks of something left behind, and the wadded up tissue really affirms that to me. Very nice collection!

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins

    @redleash Lauren, thanks so much for the feedback!

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,804Registered Users Major grins

    I like no 7 for the abstraction, Sara.

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks Willard, appreciate the feedback!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,547Registered Users Major grins

    Good documentary series. The forgotten angel wings are wonderfully nostalgic. I hope the new place lives to your expectations.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins

    Cristóbal, thanks for commenting. The angel wings are my favorite of the bunch.

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