Sunday, May 27, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Opera House Optics


















Toby hosts the fun weekly architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors. We all look for portals that offer perhaps a more fun look than we usually take notice of...

The place is the Sterling Opera House in our neighboring town of Derby Connecticut. Opened in 1889, it awaits restoration one day into an arts center for the region. Some say that it may be haunted - Patti was even part of and had written about the ghost hunting aspect of that last year...

Stately it may be, but the whimsical nature is evident :) The 'sun' above the door is the symbol of the local street festival Derby Day, this year on 16 June. A cute fellow, he even sports the hat that is the namesake of our neighbor. Whimsy indeed!


5 comments:

Sara said...

Hi Ralph, thanks for the glimpse of whimsy on your side of the country.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for this interesting journey.

Please have a good new week ahead.


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Lesley said...

An opera house with a sunny disposition!

toby said...

You're right, that cheery sun does make these usually serious windows quite whimsical :)
Great find!

Willow said...

What fun to bring a little laughter and sunshine to a stern and stately building.