Friday, May 4, 2012

Arabian Nights?

Arcade Arches, Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved


This image may conjure visions from The Arabian Nights, perhaps as a setting for an Ali Baba or Aladdin story. But it is actually a detail of Moorish architecture from historic Fox Theater, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Completed in 1929, The Fox was designed as a Shriner's Temple but later converted into an opulent movie theater. These days it provides a popular venue for performing artists. This year it will feature stars such as Il Volo, Norah Jones, The B-52s, Ringo Starr, and Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.

For a little weekend entertainment, I have included below three photography links that I hope you will enjoy.

This girl seems to levitate like a magic carpet.

Try this for self-assignment photography.

Finally, a collection of masterworks by Marc.

24 comments:

  1. Incredible photo! Great job.

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  2. I like the shape and texture of the stones in this photo Doug... and the history was quite enjoyable....peter:)

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  3. I wondered where the shot was taken - Atlanta was not on my list!

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  4. As I've mentioned before, I have been inside that theater hundreds of times, Doug, almost literally, but the way you have shown select details has made it come alive in new ways for me. BRAVO.

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  5. Wow - love the colors and shape! Happy weekend wishes :)

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  6. It's an interesting angle for the details. Very nice!

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  7. This is BEAUTIFUL!
    I like so much the sensation of texture in your picture, wonderful details!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Léia

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  8. Very nice curves and colors.
    Great compo.

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  9. A very rich and luxuriant image Doug. Thx for the links.

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  10. Wonderful view and colors!
    Have a nice weekend
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  11. Love the texture, richness and perspective of this shot. Looks like a piece of art.

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  12. AWESOME! Beautiful shot Doug, love the textures and colors.

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  13. You are not going to believe this.
    I visited Hayashi's blog like a week ago!
    Really interesting idea. :o)
    But you need a helper to take the pictures for you.
    Perhaps something you and B can have a go when you get the chance.

    So how do you open their doors at the Fox?
    Do you have to shout "Open Sesame"? :o)

    >I wonder if the big guy ever ate blackbird pie here?

    Ha.. Sure!
    Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?

    Right, off for a long weekend away.
    See you next Tuesday.

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  14. Yep, I can totally see it. Nice eye here. Like the reds.

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  15. J'aime ces belles couleurs chaudes très en harmonie entre elles. Une belle photo exotique

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  16. That´s awasome.
    I can remember Aladino´s time and old heroes in a cool shot like this.
    Wonderful.
    Greetings

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  17. excellent framing, great eye

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  18. Fine lines and nice warm colours. Total effect is beautiful it was good to see it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Nice detail, creating a real Arabian mood... NIcely seen.
    Have a nice day.

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  20. impressive architectural details ... some that one would not expect in a theatre in atlanta!
    love the tonality and the colours and the elegant curves ...

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  21. Ooh, I really like this extraction. The crop very nicely compresses this three dimensional scene into a two dimensional abstraction. Love it!

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