Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Excited About Tonight

This is just a portion of the details at the top of the Lensic theater here in Santa Fe. Here is a small snippet from Wikipedia "The Lensic Theater is an 821 seat theater designed by Boller Brothers of Kansas City, well known movie theater and vaudeville house architects who designed almost one hundred theaters throughout the West and mid-West, including the KiMo Theater in Albuquerque. The pseudo-Moorish, Spanish Renaissance Lensic was built by Nathan Salmon and E. John Greer and opened on 24 June 1931. Its name derives from the initials of Greer's six grandchildren. The Lensic was completely restored and renovated between 1999 and 2001, and provides Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico with a modern venue for the performing arts

The best part, tonight I am attending a lecture featuring photographer Annie Leibovitz who is here in Santa Fe for the opening of her show at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

32 comments:

Tamera said...

Well I'm jealous! I'm an admirer of hers -- I especially love her early rock and roll pictures for Rolling Stone magazine. I hope you get a chance to meet her!

The trim on that building is gorgeous. How ornate! It must have taken ages to execute. Great shot!

Nancy Claeys said...

Wow -- she's an icon. How awesome to be able to see her. Have fun Randy!

turquoisemoon said...

I was unfamiliar with her. Looked her up and wow...I'd love to hear a lecture by this lady. Her work is amazing.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow so cool event there!
And I love this picture with so beautiful blue sky.The theater is fabulous!
Enjoy!
Léia

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

Lowell said...

Wow! Don't see this kind of architecture much any more. It's truly beautiful and a great thing for Santa Fe.

Have fun tonight! I'd like to go with you! :-)

Kathy said...

What a fun lecture to attend in such a beautiful building. Take some pictures!

Sharon said...

Oh Randy, that will be a wonderful event. Wish I were there.

Adele said...

Amazing building! Enjoy your evening - lucky you!

Judy said...

How lucky you are to be able to go tho that lecture! I am envious!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful photo Randy!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Some interesting history and now topping it off with Annie. Enjoy the evening and do give us a report. Maybe you could sneak and photo of her.

TexWisGirl said...

the building is gorgeous, but the lecture would be pretty damn cool!

Ron said...

Enjoy the lecture Randy! Sounds like it could be interesting.

Traveling Hawk said...

Good for you, Randy! I envy you.

RedPat said...

I think we would all like to be there with you tonight! Fabulous building, Randy!

nyloncamera said...

Very pretty

LONDONLULU said...

That theatre is gorgeous and you get to see a legend! I'm officially envious:) I love the O'Keeffe museum, what a wonderful venue.

parker said...

I would be excited too! What an opportunity!

Sandy said...

I am 100% jealous! But I'm very happy for you my friend.:) What a great opportunity! xo

Tanya Breese said...

ohhh have fun!

VP said...

Amazing architecture and a very interesting lecture!

cieldequimper said...

That's a gorgeous building! I'm so jealous of your planned evening! :-)

Jack said...

I thought the decoration was Asian, not Spanish or Moorish. What do I know?

I'll bet it was fun seeing the lecture. I am curious about whether or not she was articulate about her photography. I have listened to some artists over the years and most are not very successful about how they create their art.

Michelle said...

I must admit that I am a bit envious of this lecture!!!!! How wonderful that you are going to attend.

Kate said...

I bet you will LOVE the evening performance! I didn't now the significance of the naming of the theatre.

Peter said...

Wow, sounds like a great lecture, I might drop by.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very decorative trim Randy, super little theatre, they're the best kin as far as I'm concerned. Would love to know what you thought of the lecture?

edgeindustrialphotography said...

so jealous - you have no idea.
she's my no1.

I love how the buildings have
so much detail around where
you are. always so ornate.
great shot.

JM said...

Annie Leibovitz?! Lucky you. I love her work.

Gunn said...

What a stylish building!!
Hope you enjoyed the event!!