Grand Opening

Thalian Hall


Thalian Hall
Grand Opening, 1858 ~ Grand Reopening, 1990

Pour l’article inaugural de ce blog, j’ai choisi une photo que j’ai prise aux Etats-Unis, à Wilmington en Caroline du Nord. Elle est le fruit d’un heureux hasard. C’est en demandant le chemin de la poste à un employé municipal devant l’Hôtel de Ville, que celui-ci m’indiqua que je ne devais pas quitter Wilmington sans avoir vu Thalian Hall, le théâtre rénové, discrètement abrité dans une partie du vaste bâtiment administratif auquel nous faisions face.

La première inauguration du théâtre eut lieu en 1858. Il fut inauguré à nouveau en 1990, après de gros travaux de restauration d’une ampleur insoupçonnée.

Ce théâtre est classé Monument Historique. J’ai appris également que Buffalo Bill Cody y fit une apparition au 19e siècle.

This first post features a photography that I took in Wilmington, NC. It is the result of serendipity. I was asking directions to the Post Office to a city worker in front of the City Hall, when he told me that I shouldn’t leave Wilmington without having seen Thalian Hall, the restored theater housed in the large administrative building that we were facing.

The Grand Opening of this theater took place in 1858. A Grand Reopening took place in 1990, after an extended renovation.

This place is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Buffalo Bill Cody appeared in this hall on the 19th Century.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Grand Opening

  1. Very nice angle that almost sets the picture in motion. Wilmington is on our NC bucket list.

    • Thanks, Catherine! You will also enjoy some great seafood restaurants!

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