Cincinnati Music Hall #ThursdayDoors

A month or so ago, we went to Cincinnati to see The Divine Anne-Sophie Mutter play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. FINALLY, I post pictures of the doors of the Cincinnati Music Hall where the enchantment took place.

According to the always correct Wikipedia:

Music Hall, commonly known as Cincinnati Music Hall, is a classical music performance hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, completed in 1878. … In January 1975, it was recognized as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior for its distinctive Venetian Gothic architecture. …
Music Hall was built over a pauper’s cemetery, which has helped fuel its reputation as one of the most haunted places in America.

Nothing haunted us but the wonder of Beethoven’s music and Madame Mutter’s mastery of it and of her instrument.

No, I did not take pictures of the performance.

They advertised a display of Beethoven artifacts, and I took a picture of his violin. Then I read the label that said “replica” and I deleted the picture. I mean, I could do this:

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I could say it’s a representation of Beethoven playing the violin, if Beethoven had been a cat. BUT IT DOESN’T MAKE IT BEETHOVEN.

ANYWAY, Thursday Doors is the brainchild of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his website, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a bait-and-switch. If you don’t know what a bait-and-switch is, look it up.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Cincinnati Music Hall #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan antion

    October 24, 2019 at 7:49am

    Those are some beautiful doors. I love the lightly curved doors near the end. I have to ask, are you still using the Gutenberg Editor? I noticed that the hover captions are working in the gallery and I’m hopeful.

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  2. angela

    October 25, 2019 at 4:05pm

    I’m always happy when a beautiful setting is added to the doors themselves. Such an amazing place!

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  3. Manja Mexi

    October 27, 2019 at 8:09am

    Nope, any which way I look there is only the cat… No door in this post that I can see.

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