ENTRY ROOMS OF HEINZ HALL, PITTSBURGH PA
Carl and I did a wedding here July 19, 2008. Well, it was going to be IN here
if it rained, but as it was a blazingly sunny 94 degrees, the wedding was just
out the doors on the right in the Garden Plaza of Heinz Hall. But before the
wedding I had a chance to wander about with my camera, thinking how very
opposite this place is from my last-made webpage of the old barns. I opened
the doors to the actual Hall itself, but all the lights were out so I couldn't get
any pictures of it. So these are limited to the lobby and entry areas of the Hall.
The last time Carl and I were here was for The Ten Tenors, who were marvelous.
The Hall is the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was built in
1927, closed in '64, renovated and reopened in '71. It has 2,661 seats and do I
ever wish I had pictures of the main part to share with you. The renovation
kept the original French Court style. So...here's what I saw as I wandered about.
Keep in mind, these are just the entrance rooms...
This is in the basement, just outside the women's bathroom. As is the light
in the picture below.
These are some of the doors that lead into the main Hall.
This is the Garden Plaza, set up for the wedding we were doing. The water sculpture
is called "Quartet" and the four levels of it tip and sway and empty their water into
the lower levels.
I looked for a long time at these 3 windows on the side of the Plaza, all in a row. I know
there's a poem there somewhere, so I saved them for future reference.
I also took a lot of pictures from the Plaza of the PPG building to add to my My Love
Affair With A Building album. (here)
The reception was at PNC Park, the home of the Pirates. It was in a glassed in area just behind where I
was standing to take this shot looking back across the Allegheny River towards the city. The 3 yellow
bridges are known jointly as the 'three sisters'.
Completely empty but for the wedding guests behind me.
As we left, I took this view of the stadium out the car window.
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