⦿the Art Deco Paramount Theater ~ Oakland, California

  

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Oakland’s Paramount Theater is one of the finest remaining examples of  Art Deco design
in the United States, completed in 1931. After its initial brief blaze of  movie palace glory in
the 30’s, this remarkable auditorium suffered  three decades of neglect and decline until 
its rescue by the Oakland Symphony and Ballet, the City of Oakland and private donors.
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 A painstaking and authentic restoration was completed in 1973, and in 1977 was declared a
National Historic Landmark. 
The theater hosts a year-round schedule of events and concerts.   Website 
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         the Ladies Lounge   ⇑   ⇓

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There are 2 other Art Deco theaters in Oakland ::
……….                    …..         ….    the  Fox     &     the  Grand  Lake  

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 I saw Easy Rider here  on its opening day

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 photo credits : French photographer  Franck Bohot
http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/05/14/lets-sneak-into-californias-most-beautiful-art-deco-cinemas/

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⦿Palácio da Pena, Sintra Portugal

Sintra Portugal-in the forest alt view
. .. I love-love-love this photo! It looks like something in a fairy-tale . . . enchanting.

. . . .These captivating places are in the hidden gardens of the  Palácio da Pena ~ Sintra, Portugal.    . . ..    ..Sintra Portugal-the pathSintra Portugal secret gazebo

——-————–Sintra Portugal hidden stairs

Sintra Portugal - lake tower

Palacio da Pena Sintra Portugal

   . . . . . . ..  .. . . . . . . . thanks to Teresa – my lovely Portuguese friend!

reposted from my other blog     https://boodlz.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/palacio-da-pena-sintra-portugal/   
‘so nice that I did it twice’