Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

 A picture of the Opera House in Newcastle/Miramichi taken on one rainy evening in 2008.  This theatre was build in the early 1900's.  They are plays and movies. I used to go there as a child for Saturday afternoon matinees.  It had beautiful burgundy velvet curtains that used to open and down would come the screen. It was magical!  Later on, it turned out to be a dance club which housed the following pictures.  If you look closer at the top picture, there is a white spot over the windows.  That is where the owner dropped off to his death 6 or 7 years ago.  He was on the roof fixing something and fell off.  I know it is only a rain drop but there are no others in the picture, just at that spot.  Unfortunally, the Opera House burned to the ground in January, 2010.  Below are pictures of how it was decorated inside, it was like a museum, people from all over used to come just to walk through the 3 storeys of artifacts.





For more pictures of theatres or such can be found at   http://www.sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/  Happy Sepia Saturday everyone!!

14 comments:

  1. The artifacts are interesting especially that of the mummy and what looks like someone screaming, Stange about the white spot. You should go back and take another shot at night!

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  2. @Bob, I can't do that because it burned to the ground January 2, 2010!!

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  3. Too bad the place burned. It did look like a fun place to visit.

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  4. That place sure had a lot of bad luck.

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  5. What a shame it burned down, all the artefacts looks make it look like an interesting place to visit, although you can't beat a burgundy velvet curtain. I remember our old theatre not only had one on the stage but the entrance to the seats had one as well, made it quite an event.

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  6. oh how wonderful to see the inside of what was once...that's the beauty of how they decorated these grand old theaters.

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  7. Shame about the fire. I wonder if it was haunted by the previous owner!

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  8. @Little Nell, they say it was haunted prior to that..........

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  9. Wow, they had a little bit of everything in there. I'm glad you got some photos before it was too late.

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  10. Love the picture of the old auto. It is too bad that it burned down and reaffirms the importance of photography as a way of preserving the memories.

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  11. What an interesting post. Your pictures make me feel like I'm right there! The first photo reminds me of a neighborhood old church that years ago they changed into a theatre, and they have performances rocking the neighborhood all year long. The best part is seeing and hearing tiny bits and pieces as they practice between plays! So fun!

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  12. Very interesting photos! There was a movie theater in my home town when I was a child called the Granada that had beautiful carved walls and scroll-work inside and I also always remember the beautiful velvet burgundy draperies that would open up to the screen - it made every movie so magical. Thanks for sharing your memories.

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  13. Mrs Jessica Rabbit was there to indicate the Ladies' room?
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  14. @TickleBear, you got that right!!

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