November 18, 2006

Two approaches to a well-lit space.

If you walk in at street level from the high end of the slope, you might go up to the railing and look down into the Rotunda like this little girl:

Looking into the Rotunda

Maybe that's more exciting than your half eaten candy bar. There's music. It's Clare Norelle, the multilingual folksinger:

The Rotunda crowd

Isn't it sweet how there's room for little kids to dance right in front of the singer or to lean on the stage? Anyone could traipse in and enjoy the show. Look at all the kids and parents sprawled on the carpeted tiers, lit by the natural light of the dome over the Rotunda:

The Rotunda crowd

But I entered from the low end of the slope of State Street, and the approach from this angle was a bit like "The Shining":


Maxine Weiss said...

"Informal" is the key word here.

Saturday night out.

Doesn't anyone dress for the Theatre anymore?

Peace, Maxine

Palladian said...

Yikes, it does have that vibe, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Maxine - is my sarcasm meter not functioning? Please tell me you are not faulting a group of 5 year olds for not being dressed for a matinee performance of a children's folk singer!

Maxine Weiss said...

White gloves, petticoats, crenolines....


Why shouldn't children learn manners?

Peace, Maxine

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh, it's a matinee ?

I thought it was Opera Night at the Cotillion!

Peace, Maxine