Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth

This is an eye catching building in Fort Worth Texas. It looks like the angel has frightened some birds with her horn (Click picture to see). I will post pictures of it in color in the future.
"Bass Performance Hall The newest star in the opera-house firmament is Fort Worth's Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, which opened spring 1998. Two giant, hand-carved trumpet-playing angels on the façade announce its welcome presence in the middle of downtown.
Although not actually called an opera house, it most assuredly is one, designed in the grand old manner: a horseshoe auditorium surmounted by a dome that appears to float over trompe l'oeil clouds. A mixture of Beaux-Arts and Vienna Secessionist styles, it houses the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, the Fort Worth Opera, and the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
"-Travel +Leisure Magazine

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18 comments:

  1. I liked the angle you have used for the picture - and a "must" for b & w!

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  2. wow James! You write so well,a perfect post and I loved this stunning angel!
    God bless you
    Léia

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  3. It is beautiful small, spectacular large...
    I love it...:-)

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  4. I love the detail of the angel and the birds are a great added capture.

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  5. Great angle and great angle. :-)

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  6. So totally perfect for black and white!!!! No distractions. Just a precious angel and her instrument! Delicate!

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  7. Artistic picture that one... A musical!!

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  8. I agree, nice angle and a photo with a story,
    Great shot.

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  9. It's a beautiful monochrome angel, James!
    And because you posted the description of the interior, I want to see it too! Think you can sneak in for a photo? :)

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  10. great angle u used for the pic

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  11. Taken at an interesting angle - I like it.

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  12. Interesting perspective ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  13. A perfect shot. I googled for more pictures of the building, it's really impressive.

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  14. there's a great angle on that shot, james.

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  15. Hi there. Beautiful pic. Would you possibly give me permission to use it on the cover of a CD? I sing with a women's chamber choir called Angelica (www.angelicavoices.org). This picture is perfect for our Christmas CD, which is called "Hodie! Hodie!" -- means "Today! Today!" (as in, "Today Christ is born.") This image perfectly portrays the joyous announcement of our title -- and it doesn't hurt that it's an angel, either!

    You can contact me at
    kamcclafferty-at-yahoo-dot-com.
    Thanks!
    Kathleen

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