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Bridges Auditorium – West Facade

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

A head-on shot of Bridges Auditorium situated behind a plaza on the east end of Marston Quad at Pomona College, Claremont, California.  Bridges faces the Carnegie (Library) building which sits across College Avenue at the west end of Marston Quad.

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Bridges Auditorium Late Aftenoon

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 15mm ISO 320 1/250 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The Maybel Shaw Bridges Music Auditorium was designed by architect William Templeton and constructed in 1931 at a cost of $600,000; it seats 2,500.  This view s of the north and west facades of the auditorium which sits on the eastern edge of Marston Quad, at Pomona College, Claremont, California.

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Music On The Wall


Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 20mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/16 Lr3; HDR Efex Pro

Mario’s Place is an upscale Italian restaurant in the center of town in Riverside, California.  The Mission Inn is across the street and the building in the left foreground is the former Riverside City Hall.  Mario’s is not the kind of place that you go to enjoy red and white checkered table cloths, and spaghetti and meatballs.  In addition to fine dining Mario’s features live musical acts and has a DJ spinning tunes in a club space that you get to through the alleyway that the building abuts in this image.

While the painting on the side of the building is an eye catcher I was also interested in the detailing on both building facades, which give me an overall feeling of being in an earlier, less technologically complex era.  There are quite a few interesting structures around Riverside from the past and the city has done an excellent job of preserving their architectural history.   I plan to spend more time in the future roving around Riverside capturing images and visiting the California Museum of Photography which is operated by the University of California Riverside and is only about three blocks from this site.