The Old Ballroom

This old dance hall in Berlin has its 100th anniversary next month = “Mirror hall in Clare’s Ballroom” = “Spiegelsaal in Clärchens Ballhaus”, Augustastraße 24, Berlin Mitte – Gypsy Music Restaurant, 3 photos by frizztext, click on the pictures, to enter his gallery on flickr
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mirror-hall
granbee, Rose from the Mississippi Delta (not a typical Southern Belle she once said) commented: “Only a little bit older than ourselves, right?” My reply: “Right. I saw several lonesome old ladies with walking sticks looking sadly into the mirrors: male persons have a shorter life, stats tell us …”
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chairs
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ballroom-3
background music:
me on my guitar, playing “Je suis seul ce soir” = I’m lonesome tonight …

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P.S.:
Because I’m still alive, I could take a photo from my wife Barbara when she had a short break on one of the old ball room sofas …
royal-rest

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

12 responses to “The Old Ballroom

  1. Wonderful evocative photos! I especially like the chandelier’s reflection in the cracked mirror!

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  2. This looks like a set from a Pina Bausch ballet.

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  3. The faded elegance in these shots is an invitation to dance and enjoy the space, thank you so much Frizz for the sweet music!

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  4. vastlycurious.com

    It’s so beautiful!

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  5. Wonderful shots of an elegantly decaying room, I love all the frayed edges, chips and cracks, hinting at times past.

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  6. What a sad old place, Frizz. I want to give it a hug or breath a bit of life back in. 🙂

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  7. There is the History to see and to feel

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  8. A pleasure to read. And your guitar music starts playing now even while I scroll through the wordpress Reader. Very nice playing.

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  9. I hope you had a little twirl as well!

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  10. Beautiful pictures with a nice ambiance for a so nice music

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  11. My first post of the day, Frizz, and I so enjoyed the guitar music with my cup of tea. 🙂 I love the scenes in the photos, and can’t help wondering if the old piano is still in tune. I think old ladies often feel sad when looking into mirrors, as they lament the passing of their former glory. 🙂

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