Monday, March 9, 2009

MyWorld Tuesday

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The Laeiszhalle, the Hamburg concert hall, home to the Hamburger Symphoniker. It was built between 1904 and 1908 and was named after Carl Laeisz, who bestowed the money for building it upon the city of Hamburg in his will. To Laeisz belonged the Flying-P Liners, for example the Passat and the Pamir.

I went to the Laeiszhalle to see the 1925 silent movie Phantom of the Opera, with the music played live by the Symphoniker. It was awesome, the movie is just gorgeous, especially the masked ball scene filmed in Technicolour. The music (inculding the organ, hidden behind the movie screen in the picture) made it even more amazing.
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14 comments:

Dina said...

That must have been quite an experience. Beautiful hall.

ewok1993 said...

Looks very interesting. Beautiful architecture.

Babooshka said...

This is a stunning venue. The sound must be fantastic.

koala said...

Too bad the organs are covered but I it would be hard to place the screen another way I guess;)

Guy D said...

Beautiful building, I love these older style concert halls, great photos.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful setting. When i went back to Germany with my mom several yrs ago. My aunt took us to the theater, i really never had been to one so it was very interesting. Only thing for me that would of been better was if i had understood what they were saying

Jeannelle said...

Beautiful photos. I like seeing the inside of the concert hall.

chrome3d said...

Hamburg is a great city and that is a wonderful building. Symphony Orchestra and the movie together must have been a real treat.

Sreisaat said...

Wow - what an impresive hall!
I bet is is quite an amazing experience to watch a movie/concert there :)

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Reader Wil said...

How great to experience such an event.! Wonderful to see those old movies.

shaker said...

Looks like a great place!
Majestic !

Gunilla said...

That must have been an experience.
Beautiful building and lovely shots.

Have a great day

Gunilla in Sweden

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a gorgeous concert hall ...absolutely gorgeous and lucky you being able to see the 1925 phantom...
thanks for sharing with us.

erin in virginia

Indrani said...

I have never seen a 'silent movie'. Must have been a awesome experience with music in the background. I loved the shots too.