19 Oct 2008

diamonds, everyone's best friend

A few weeks ago, I attended a gala concert at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Built in 1974, the hall has an incredibly decadent interior with crystal chandeliers and fixtures, rich wood paneling and brightly patterned wool carpets. I overheard a conversation at intermission regarding the carpets; according to legend, the crystalline pattern comes directly from the cast of refracted sunlight through the crystals in the chandelier onto the floor. Whether this is true or not, I captured it for posterity with my iphone.

Orchestra level carpeting, Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena

Orchestra level carpeting, Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena

Chandeliers, Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena

Chandeliers, Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena