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.


  1. Incredible photo! Great job.

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  8. Very nice curves and colors.
    Great compo.

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

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

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

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

  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.

  14. Wow!
    Well done Doug!

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

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

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

  18. excellent framing, great eye

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

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

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

  22. 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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