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All The World’s A Stage

I was going to switch gears and take a break from my Winter Garden images but I was watching the Oscars last night…Ahhh…the fashion, the jewels, the musical numbers, the movies! So given my “magic of make believe” state of mind I thought that another image of the Winter Garden was appropriate.

Here’s a closer look at the stage and the fire curtain. Should a fire break out backstage or on the stage the fire curtain comes down and restricts the passage of heat and flames from the stage to the audience area. The fire curtain you see here is the original hand painted one from 1913 which was restored in the 80’s.

I want to draw your attention to the circular light fixture in the upper left hand side of the ceiling. Among the clouds and mountains it’s the moon.

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Winter Garden theatre, Toronto, stage, balcony, fire curtain

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32 responses

  1. What a truly spectacular place! I love that the curtain is still the original–makes this theatre all the more interesting.

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    February 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

  2. You really created some awesome shots of this place. Very nice, Edith!

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    February 25, 2013 at 7:58 am

  3. This really is beautiful, Edith. The amount of details you captured is incredible.

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    February 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

  4. It doesn’t look real….like out of a fairy tale 🙂

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    February 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

  5. This is quite lovely Edith!

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    February 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

  6. Excellent captured – let’s the play begin… 🙂

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    February 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

  7. This is very nice in color. A beautiful view.

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    February 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm

  8. Love this series of images from this theater Edith, very nice wide angle work. Love the processing on these as well. Just a fantastic set. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    February 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm

  9. Beautiful – love the coloring and the light stars!

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    February 26, 2013 at 6:26 am

  10. Len

    Your images of this wonderful theater are really bring it alive Edith.

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:14 am

  11. cfrailey

    Love the distortion you left in this shot Edith.

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    February 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

  12. Very nice shot Edith, love the colours.

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    February 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

  13. This is a feal feast of a place, Edith. Another classic shot – that Fisheye has enabled you to capture images that would have been impossible with any other lens. have you started saving up for one yet!?

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    • LOL…I really loved that lens. My zoom lens bit the dust so first I have to replace that and then yes…this fisheye is definitely on the list. Thanks Andy.

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      February 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

  14. I knew you would love that lens! sweet Edith!

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    February 26, 2013 at 6:02 pm

  15. Excellent work, Edith!

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    February 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  16. Oh wow, Edith, this is fabulous! Great colors and tones in how they’ve detailed this wonderful facility! Your shot here really does a smashing job of bringing that out for us all to enjoy!!

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    February 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm

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  18. Imagine coming into this theatre as a child – how magical it must be to see a performance here. Wonderful to see the detail you’ve been able to capture in this image.

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    March 2, 2013 at 3:18 am

    • Thank you very much for visiting and for your kin comments. I truly appreciate it.

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      March 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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