Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Daryl Roth Theater @ Union Square

This is a photo of the Daryl Roth Theater, formerly known as the Union Square Savings Bank, located on the corner of 15th Street and Park Avenue South. The building, completed in 1907, was landmarked for preservation in 1996 after it was converted into theater. Currently, the 24,000 square feet (2,230 square meters) space boasts two theaters and a cabaret lounge.

The architect who designed this building, Henry Bacon (1866-1924) also designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. He did not live long to enjoy the fame because he died a year after the Lincoln Memorial was completed.

The palm tree decorations and colored lights in front of the Daryl Roth Theater were temporary installations for a tourism event promoting the Greater Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Florida (especially Miami) is a popular winter vacation spot for New Yorkers who want to escape the cold weather.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Are you a beach-and-sun person or a city-and-museum person?

10 comments:

Rasa Malaysia said...

Your pictures are very beautiful and well composed. What camera do you use? :)

Keropok Man said...

the colourful lights are nice :-)

i am not sure about the price of the Benz though :-) The benz i take to work are the benz buses :-p

macky said...

Nice photo!
I love to see the masterpieces in the Metropolitan museum all the whole day!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

rasa malaysia - I have a simple Canon Powershot A520, 4 megapixels. It's basically point and shoot camera. But I'm learning to play with the different settings like low speed, low light and manual focus.

keropok man - HA! :-)

macky - I read that Tokyo has a new museum; supposedly one of the largest in the world.

pcfranchina said...

I assume your getting some nice use of your tripod. Looks great!

Phil
http://nycblogspot.blogspot.com/

Olivier said...

tres belle photo, les lumieres sur les palmiers sont superbes


very beautiful photograph, the lights on the palm trees are superb

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Pfranchina - yeap, it was from one of my first tripod adventures.

angela said...

Great photo.
I love the way those palm trees are lit, it doesn't look like New York.
Holidays? Definitely not beach nor sun. Got those here. I'd opt for trying stuff I've never done before.
Angela

Dsole said...

Great colours! looks very summer-like!
Well, I don't really know if I'm a beach-and-sun-person or a museum-one, Can't I be both at the same time? I think it's possible!
Like your questions, Ming. And I'm learning too how the hell use my cam, there are so many unknow features still!

tigerfish said...

Reminds me of Las Vegas...with the lights and palm trees....
Good shot!