“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Friday, September 30, 2011


 No rain this morning.
 Just lots of pigeons.  (They have been locked out of the indoor and need to find a new home).

 I had an appointment to get my hair cut at 11, and dropped off some veggies at Sally's on the way.
 What a beautiful entrance to her home.
 When I got back to the farm I hung 6 blankets on the fence, hopping that the rain over the next two days will start the cleaning process.
 When I tried to get a picture of Abbe sniffing them, she spooked and took off.
 Jill had chore duty and Gary and I headed into Rochester.

 The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra opened it's 2011-2012 season tonight at the Eastman Theater.
 What a fabulous space.

 How cool is this?
 Got there early and the place was buzzing.
 The building was recently renovated and it looked spectacular.

 I grabbed these shots before the concert started.
 This night was extra special as Arild Remmereit was making his debut as the Music Director.
The Norwegian-born conductor made quite an impression!
There were three encores and several standing ovations.  Arild knew how to get the audience to participate and had us wrapped around his little finger.
 We were there tonight with the Scandinavian Heritage Society, and he met with us before we left.
Introduced himself to everyone, as did his wife.  His Mother and Father were also there (from Norway).

He seems very interested in the community and hooked up with the School of the Arts (a Rochester High School) and had the students write poems which were then illustrated and made into post cards.  Everyone in the audience received one or three... and one of the students read 2 of the poems to a packed house.  What a great idea.

I predict the he is going to go over BIG.  What a talented and humble man.

When we walked out of the building, there was all kinds of activity across the street.  The night life in Rochester is amazing.  This was the East End entertainment district and the music sounded great.

Home around 10:30.  Such a nice evening.
Night all.


  1. Lori, thank you for the picture tour of newly decorated Eastman Theater. The chandelier and all are stunning!

    What a lovely evening...

  2. We go tonight----Can't wait---Thanks for the intro---Sara

  3. Love the Eastman Theatre. It's a gem that we can be very proud of having in our community. For its relatively small size, Rochester is a wonderful place to experience the Arts.

  4. Enjoyed this post very much, Lori. If we ever move closer to the city, I'd like to go to a few events like this. Do people dress up like they used to?

  5. What a full day you gave us - and I didn't even have to leave home - ha! That chandelier is amazing - thanks for the close-ups. And the new director seems charming.

  6. What wonderful arts & entertainment opportunities in your area.

    The pigeons would have to go. All the mess would make me crazy.

  7. Lori, when I first opened your post, only the header showed up. I looked again today, and I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful concert hall.

  8. Beautiful! I'll bet that's a Chihuly. Eastman is my husband's alma matter.


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