157/365 Detail of the Rivoli

157/365

157/365

I fell in love with the Rivoli Theater the first time I saw it in all its decaying glory. It is a magical theater, conjuring up visions of the Roaring Twenties with fashionable women and dapper men strolling along the street, tickets in hand, waiting for the show to start. I don’t know if that’s really how it was, but that’s what I saw and felt. I immediately called a friend who has lived in Indianapolis all his life and asked, “What’s the story? How did something so magnificent fall into such disgrace?”

I will leave the answers for another post because I want to do it justice. But for now in this single photo, I hope you enjoy the beauty of the decay.

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About Dezra Despain

Life is full of stories waiting to be revealed.

Posted on April 7, 2012, in 365 Days Journey Through the Past and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wonderful image Dezra. I think we have a similar eye and are drawn to the same things.

    • It appears that is true. My favorite subject to photograph is something with lots of character…and that usually means something that has been around for a long time. I like anything that implies or tells a story.

  2. Cool photo, I love buildings like this 🙂

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