Mirror (114/365)

by Lee Santiva April. 24, 2019 201 views
Modern high-rise is mirrored in the windows of the National Theater Workshop Building

Modern high-rise is mirrored in the windows of the National Theater Workshop Building

About two weeks ago, I was in Mannheim Germany and noticed that the side of this building was just like a mirror with a red frame.

Since I've joined the 365 challenge, I don't leave the house without my "good" camera anymore :-) and took these pictures on my way to an appointment in the building just to the left.

The building with the red frame was built in 2008 and belongs to the National Theater in Mannheim. It is a warehouse/workshop for the stages and scenery of the National Theater. It houses all of the stage props as well as the machinery and equipment to make the scenery for the operas and theater productions.

In the reflection of the windows of the Werkhaus, from one angle you see the modern (1974) high-rise apartment building called Collini Center and from another angle you see a historic (1904) building which is now a hotel.

Historic landmark from 1904 is mirrored in the windows of the National Theater Workshop Building

Historic landmark from 1904 is mirrored in the windows of the National Theater Workshop Building

Since Mannheim was almost completely destroyed in WWII, there are very few historic buildings still standing and this one is now a hotel with historic landmark status for it's art nouveau facade.

If you look closely you can see the machinery of the theater workshop behind the windows.

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Russell Smith 1 year, 6 months ago

Such a cool set of images I love the reflections .

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Lee Santiva Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks a lot Russell!   I had thought I’d have to go with my Chicago bean pictures from last year then got lucky with these

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

The reflections are very cool from both angles. Interesting building at that.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks Camellia I got lucky that it was a clear sunny day so the reflections were very clear

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 6 months ago

Good eye, my kind of photography

1 year, 6 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks Peter glad you like it

1 year, 6 months ago Edited
Lynn F Medley 1 year, 6 months ago

Really great find!

1 year, 6 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks Lynn emphasis on mirror as a verb and not a noun

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Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 6 months ago

A see through mirror.  That's spooky.  My wife grew up with a gal who became an actor who toured with Les Mis for many years.  When the tour came near us, we went to see it and got a backstage tour from her.  In a major production, it's amazing how much stuff goes on in the back, the huge amount of equipment and props, costumes, assistants, etc.  We were stunned. I can see why a place is needed to store that kind of stuff.

1 year, 6 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 6 months ago

Yeah, I did stretch the definition of „mirror“ to be the verb and not the noun. I had considered posting photos from last year of the Chicago bean which is more of a mirror but then decided to post something unique which no one (most likely) had seen before and was fitting to the spirit of the challenge

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