First, go look at a new post-dated post for September 21. I was supposed to put it up but I forgotted. It’s part of Ren Garcia’s blog book tour!
I have the doors for it!
The Palace began life as a picture palace in 1928 as Loew’s and then United Artists. Designed by obviously deranged architect John Eberson, it was and is a riot of baroque rococo superfluity. It’s been restored to its original opulence, and now serves as a live theater and event venue.
We were in the “Faces Lobby”, so called because the vaulted ceiling is covered with carvings of famous guys like Shakespeare, Beethoven, Dante, and that kind of crowd.
It was very dark in there, with atmospheric lighting, so most of my pictures didn’t come out.
Here’s one of the door to the office.
And these are doors into the theater seating.
If you ever do a Louisville trip, see about getting tickets to a show at the Palace. It’ll be worth the price of admission just to wander around.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about something that’s so over-the-top it goes all the way through tastelessness and comes out the other side.