“SYMPHONY  IN STEEL”

In 1987 Lillian Disney of the Disney family, widow of the late Walt Disney made a gift of $ 50 million to build a world class venue for the people of Los Angeles, a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts. In 1988 gifted architect Frank Gehry was selected to design the building and the Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003.                                                                                                                                                    This building is a stunning piece of architecture.

The stainless curves, given a matt finish, shine in quick flashes glimpsed through nondescriptive high-rises, throwing reflections among the shadows. It gives room for metaphoric interpretations from blooming flower to sailing ship.

The taller form stretched up and out toward the city, while the lower forms bend down toward passersby. And did I mention those incredible reflections?

Two photographers having fun with their mirror image

This fountain was designated to Lillian Disney for her generosity. Little pieces of tiles from all over the world patched to together , a sculptural rose in the garden of Philharmony.


About corneliaweberphotography

In my photography work I thrive to capture the soul of the moment. I let my images speak the language of stillness and vibration, with that I leave my audience to find their own reflections and emotions. My approach in my work is to lead other's to their own imagination and freedom of dreams. I invite you to visit my web site www.corneliaweber-photography.com
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  1. Judi McKenzie says:

    Fabulous images! It was a fun day…hot…but definitely fun! xxx

  2. beautiful photos! it’s such a wonderful building to photograph – reflections, lines, curves. I can’t wait to return!

  3. Beautiful architecture, it reminded me of the Sydney Opera House and Chicago Millennium Park,

  4. Cornelia, you’re absolutely right – many similarities between this Gehry structure and Bilbao’s Guggenheim. Isn’t it fun watching how the stainless steel changes with the light?

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