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Halles du Boulingrin, Reims, France
Photo by Yvette Gauthier

Interior of a recently restored 1928 building, which if my translation tool is right, was a bowling hall. (Bowling? Do/did they do that in France? I know in Germany they do…)

From Flickr:

Halles du Boulingrin (1928) - 50 rue de Mars, Reims

Architecte Emile Maigrot, ingénieur Eugène Freyssinet

EDIT/UPDATE:

A helpful fan on Facebook supplied this info:

Luiz Marcello Gomes Ribeiro
It´s not really a bowling hall, in fact it´s like a great market, located at place there were a green field where people used to play Boulingrin something like bowling, but not really bowling… see http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulingrin_(jeu)

Thanks for clafifying! -Wendy

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N… North Dakota
Fargo Theatre, Fargo, North DakotaPhoto by Davoud D.
Unbelievable, huh? Wow!
From Flickr:

The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. It was built in 1926.
It was restored in 1999 to its historic appearance and now is a center for the arts in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Fargo Theatre, Fargo, North Dakota
Photo by Davoud D.

Unbelievable, huh? Wow!

From Flickr:

The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. It was built in 1926.

It was restored in 1999 to its historic appearance and now is a center for the arts in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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N… Nebraska
Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraskaby DMR Studios
Extraordinary building not only for its survival but its gorgeous present state. Compare this to Buffalo Central Terminal.
From Flickr:

The Durham Museum interior in Omaha, Nebraska. Designed in the late 1920’s by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, this beautiful art deco station was completed in 1931. Commissioned by Union Pacific, it served as the Union Station on 10th Street in downtown Omaha for 40 years, until 1971 when Congress established the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, now Amtrak, to handle all railroad passenger travel. The ceiling displays themes and elements of the great western plains culture.

Also, here’s the official web site: Durham Museum.

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Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
by DMR Studios

Extraordinary building not only for its survival but its gorgeous present state. Compare this to Buffalo Central Terminal.

From Flickr:

The Durham Museum interior in Omaha, Nebraska. Designed in the late 1920’s by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, this beautiful art deco station was completed in 1931. Commissioned by Union Pacific, it served as the Union Station on 10th Street in downtown Omaha for 40 years, until 1971 when Congress established the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, now Amtrak, to handle all railroad passenger travel. The ceiling displays themes and elements of the great western plains culture.

Also, here’s the official web site: Durham Museum.

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Lobby, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New YorkPhoto by Wendy Darling
Vertical panorama, of the epic lobby, which is filled with symbolism in the form of sculptures, murals, and a painted ceiling that’s breathtaking.
From the City of Buffalo web site:

The height of the domed ceiling makes quite an impression upon those entering the main lobby. The bright colors of the tile that make up the Dome create an Indian Chief’s bonnet laid out flat. The center of the ceiling depicts the sun.
There are four statues in the lobby, each which represent the characteristic of good citizenship, Virtue, Diligence, Service, and Fidelity. There are four corridors off the lobby, each holding colorful murals depicting Buffalo’s industry.

Lobby, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New York
Photo by Wendy Darling

Vertical panorama, of the epic lobby, which is filled with symbolism in the form of sculptures, murals, and a painted ceiling that’s breathtaking.

From the City of Buffalo web site:

The height of the domed ceiling makes quite an impression upon those entering the main lobby. The bright colors of the tile that make up the Dome create an Indian Chief’s bonnet laid out flat. The center of the ceiling depicts the sun.

There are four statues in the lobby, each which represent the characteristic of good citizenship, Virtue, Diligence, Service, and Fidelity. There are four corridors off the lobby, each holding colorful murals depicting Buffalo’s industry.

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Lobby, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New YorkPhoto by Wendy Darling
I’m now going to take you inside this building. Many folks have taken much better pictures of it than I could, using actual flash, lights, SLR cameras, etc., but still, I’m happy with the images I was able to bring out of there. It’s just breathtaking.
Also, take note Buffalonians (?) and visitors: You can walk into City Hall any time you want. It’s open! There’s no security. You can take the elevator to the 25th floor observatory for free any time the building is open for business. Do it. Also: Free tour Mon-Sat. at noon. Meets in the lobby. 

Lobby, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New York
Photo by Wendy Darling

I’m now going to take you inside this building. Many folks have taken much better pictures of it than I could, using actual flash, lights, SLR cameras, etc., but still, I’m happy with the images I was able to bring out of there. It’s just breathtaking.

Also, take note Buffalonians (?) and visitors: You can walk into City Hall any time you want. It’s open! There’s no security. You can take the elevator to the 25th floor observatory for free any time the building is open for business. Do it. Also: Free tour Mon-Sat. at noon. Meets in the lobby. 

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L… Lima
Aldabas-Melchormalo Building, Lima, Peruby John Meckley
I’m pretty sure I shared this previously when I did a spotlight on Peru and naturally used John Meckley’s great photos, but I think I can stand to share this again :) 
From Flickr:

Aldabas-Melchormalo Building dates from 1932 and was designed by the architect Augusto Guzmán Robles.

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Aldabas-Melchormalo Building, Lima, Peru
by John Meckley

I’m pretty sure I shared this previously when I did a spotlight on Peru and naturally used John Meckley’s great photos, but I think I can stand to share this again :) 

From Flickr:

Aldabas-Melchormalo Building dates from 1932 and was designed by the architect Augusto Guzmán Robles.

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