Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekend Reflection: powder room at the Paramount

This powder room at the Paramount Theater was restored to its exact, original appearance.  The guy who did the upholstery enlarged photos of the period to count the number of nail heads the chairs had!  The draperies reflected in the mirror were replicated from a reflection in an old photo.  The restorers attention to detail is beyond remarkable.  Can't you imagine Ginger Rogers here dabbing on her lipstick?  For even more reflections, visit James' meme Weekend Reflections.

21 comments:

  1. A powder room? I don't think I am allowed in here . . . A gorgeous place and a nice reflection photo.

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  2. What a great post/photo for the day! I love it! Gorgeous place it is and lots of history as well! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Now that's dedication! Great shot for the reflection theme.

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  4. I love this photo, it's really gorgeous. the color and light are fabulous.

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  5. Superb, Carolyn!
    What a treasure the Paramount is!

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  6. Excellent! I really like this photo!

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  7. That is so cool. I have a lot of respect for people who do restoration work, and do it correctly. In an answer to your question regarding the post on my blog, I use Corel Paint Shop Pro. In it under effects is "artistic effects". It was done with chrome or colored foil option, I don't remember which. I think Adobe Photoshop has something similar but am not sure. Hope this helps.

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  8. This is spectacular. The story, the photo, the reflections, the colors, everything. Thanks for a superb post.

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  9. And after scrolling down the page and liking so much what I've found, I'm your newest follower, too. Have a great weekend! Sara

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  10. Great shot of the reflections.

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  11. Tu nous fais rêver avec cette image ... Belle réfection, belle image. Un endroit "habité".

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  12. A reflection in both time and space - very interesting post.

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  13. That's a sweet shot of a renovated retro powder room with fun reflections! Don't see many elegant spaces like that these days... but come to think of it, don't see a lot of powder either... or is that just me?

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  14. There's a lot of history to this shot. The era, the characters, the stories...

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  15. Great shot...a step back in time!

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  16. Soft colors and perfect lighting of your photo! I love the pattern of the fabric!

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  17. Oh yes, would have loved to see Ginger sitting there putting her lipstick on...

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  18. Saturday night and finally some free time. So this is what my half never gets to see. The low POV is perfect.

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  19. it is a nice place and has seen many famous people

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  20. Nice view ! This seems to be a very warm and cosy place !

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