*Birdman voice* You guys better put some RESPECK on the Palace Theatre's name OK! I'll tell you why...Check this out 👀
This gem is located in Manchester, NH and was built in 1914 by Victor Charas.
Victor, 24 was a greek immigrant who came to America with little money and unable to speak english.
He came here and was like... wow this city needs a nice theatre. Let me build one... So construction took less than a year to complete. It's basically a smaller version of the Palace Theatre in New York City.
❄️ Fun fact: Back then, the theatre was cooled by fans blowing air over huge blocks of ice under the stage.
It was considered the only first-class theatre in NH that was fireproof and "air-conditioned."
Primetime for the theatre was in 1915-1930 showcasing lots of classic stars. 🤵🏻
In 1930-1960's it became primarily a movie house. Thanks to silent film & talkies. 🎞️📽️
It was actually an x-rated theatre at one point... I know, I didn't know that either. 🤭
Late 1960's the poor theatre lost it's groove & became classroom space for NH college. Once they moved to a new campus, it went into despair.
It's second chance to shine came in 1974✨ Structural and aesthetic changes were made and BOOM Nov. 2nd 1974 it opened back up.
Another fun fact (not really): December 1980 a pipe burst in the theatre and sent over 70,000 gallons of water over the balcony and rail into the theatre. 😬
And in 1984 a fire on Hanover St took over the block, luckily the firewall was credited for stopping it and saving the rest of the structure.
Today it's restored with 834 seats and is the sole survivor in an area that once had 22 theatres.
This theatre has been through some 💩 huh?!?
🙋 Have you been there or heard about any hauntings? (I love that stuff) 👻👀
Montgomery is “near where I live”, not quite “my town” since I live in Prattville, but I shoot there often and it’s rich with history of Slave Trade and Civil Rights. There are so many beautiful details near historic buildings.. this one included!
"Parral me gusta hasta pa' morirme" decía Francisco Villa.
1. Vista de Parral desde Mina La Prieta
2. Mercado en la PRI
3. Antigua Estación de Trenes (exterior)
4. Antigua Estación de Trenes (interior)
5. Hotel San José en Centro Histórico
Bagan, Myanmar 🇲🇲 @prussia.war asked me if Id would ever visit Bagan. So I did a little digging. Looks like I’ll have to add a new travel destination on my list and maybe you’ll too...... The city of Bagan is an ancient city. It served as the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, which for the first time in history unified Myanmar.
The city flourished in the 9th century and developed till the 13th century.
The Bagan Archeological Zone is a part of this city and it’s history.
This zone comprises of the world’s largest collection of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins. All these structures date back to the 11th and 12th century.
However this collection of 2,200 such pagodas is a fifth of the 10,000 pagodas that once stood here. Imagine that 10,000 pagodas!! In almost all the articles on the internet, they’ve all compared the Cambodian Angkor War to Bagan. The beauty, architecture & significance of both these places stands at par.
As for Myanmar’s tourism industry, I was surprised to here it is at its very early stage. The country only recently opened its borders to allow outsiders inside. And such a treasure they’ve opened up for us!
Would you travel to Myanmar 🇲🇲? Comment below 👇🏽 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland 🏴 Repost: @iangblack ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ Calton Hill in the city of Edinburgh is home to a couple of historic monuments. However the most photographed one is this Dugald Stewart Monument (see the photo). Dugald Stewart was a Scottish philosopher.
The monument was designed by Scottish architect William Henry Playfair. It was completed in September 1831.
I never visited Calton Hill during my trip to Edinburgh. But it would have been a great spot to admire this city. Calton Hill is famous for the stunning views it offers.
All the city’s famous monuments can be seen from here. You can see so for yourself in this picture.
Isn’t Edinburgh just wonderful? There is so much to do during the weekend.
What are your weekend plans? Comment below