Wednesday, October 8, 2014

His Majesty's on King!



Built in the heady days of the gold rush His Majesty's Theatre, named and built in Edwardian Baroque style after the then reining King Edward VII opened it's doors on Christmas Eve 1904.. what a grand affair that would have been. The only way to get a complete shot of this pristine white beauty is with a wide angle lens which naturally :) I didn't have with me on Monday but as the sky was blissfully blue I took a few detail shots of les petits balcons.. you can see some wonderful old b&w's and more of the inside here. Home to the WA Ballet and the WA Opera companies, the 'Maj' is a much loved theatre venue.. come to think of it it's a while since I've seen a show there, must do something about that soon! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..




31 comments:

  1. Wow! What a beautiful building. And it looks great against that fantastic blue sky.

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  2. Oh, a beautiful building it is indeed and I do agree, it looks even more fantastic against those blue, blue skies!! Awesome!! Hope your week is going well, Grace!! Enjoy!

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  3. I love this kind of buildings! They are like fary tales! I would love to see more!

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  4. oh wow, it's gorgeous and that sky!!!

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  5. These are wonderful shots, Grace! What a blue sky!

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  6. Awww, Grace, the blue, blue sky! Rainy all day over here - this is a great sight. The Lions certainly always remind me of my hometown :-)

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  7. A masterpiece or an over decorated cake? It is a wonderful building and it looks to be in top notch condition.

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  8. This place looks gorgeous. I can see why it is much loved. Wonderful detail shots.

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  9. Your shots are wonderful. I don't find your translator.....
    Bye bye from Italy.

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  10. Wonderful Wedding Cake! Our [Hawaiian] King St has no such Edwardian fantasy!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  11. that is one beeeeeutiful building and the sky is fabulous.

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  12. Wow! That place is like a wedding cake (though presumably a bit harder - you know what I mean!). Like the angles on the photos.

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  13. I looks like India, such a nice architecture.

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  14. You could always try to shoot a panorama Grace. First, take one photo to get the right exposure.Go over to manual with that setting. You then turn off the Auto Focus and start shooting up, down, right, left until you have the whole building covered. Shoot in JPG. If you need any help with the stitching just ask.

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  15. They don't build them like that anymore.

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  16. great shots and a gloriously beautiful building...it sparkles :)

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  17. Beautiful building...such wonderful detail!

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  18. It sure is a beautiful building.

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  19. 'Maj'? 3 Letters? Too few for such a majestic edifice.

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  20. Great architecture.
    Great balconies.

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  21. It's a beautiful building. I love all the detail. Very nice photos Grace!

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  22. Great captures! The theatre is very beautiful and notable...Arianna

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  23. Fab composition on top! Gorgeous building:

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