Look Up and Tell Us About the Most Incredible Decorated Ceilings!

I’ve loved the simple night sky ceiling of the Fox Theater in Atlanta since I was a small child. They’re hard to see in pictures (not mine, btw), but in person stars and clouds drift by during a show.

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Since so many of these ceilings imagine the vault of heaven, thought I’d include James Turrell’s work. Below are pics from his Roden Crater project of the Alpha Tunnel leading to the East Portal and a literal stairway to heaven. The other pic is the Twilight Epiphany skyspakce at Rice University (web Photo Benjamin Sutton, Huffpost)2013-09-09-turrellskyspacericehouston3

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From the Atlas Obscura site, the world’s largest Tiffany dome, at the Chicago Cultural Center: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tiffany-dome

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True, though I prefer Chihuly in ‘small doses.’ :wink:

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https://loscedros.com

Los Cedros is an Arabian horse training/boarding facility in Carefree, Arizona that looks like it belongs in Saudi Arabia. It is open to the public. It’s pretty amazing to be able to just walk in and see the facility (and the horses)!

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https://www.capa.com/venues/detail/ohio-theatre

The Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio. A former movie palace (it still has the organ, which is used to accompany films during the summer movie series), which was restored and is now home to the Columbus Symphony and national tours of Broadway shows.

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https://stnicholasdc.org

Saint Nicholas Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox cathedral in Washington, DC.

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My favorite ceiling is in the Chiesa Santa Maria Dei Miracoli in Venice. Every painting in the coffered ceiling is different.

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I was there! So beautiful!

I’m from Racine. Thanks for adding the FLW photos!

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Yay! I love Racine. Fine architecture, lovely landscape, delicious pastry!

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Kringle! BTW, if you are anywhere near a Trader Joe’s, they have O&H Kringle from Racine every so often. :slight_smile:

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I don’t have to go anywhere to see this incredible ceiling, except to my job : at Louis Sullivan’s 1889 Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in Chicago, whose Historian I just happen to be. From the very first night we opened, we were praised as “the Parthenon of America”, and Chicago zoomed to the top the pile, not only for our size – we were the biggest opera house in the world – but also, for our beauty, as well as for our acoustics, which allowed as un-amplified whisper to be heard in the highest, and therefore, the most inexpensive seats.

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Here’s a ceiling that

my friend worked on for quite a long time. It’s at Lolita, a restaurant/bar in the Fort Point section of Boston, on Summer St.

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Ceiling at Doge Palace, Venice.

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That’s incredible where is it located

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City Hall, Oslo Norway. Rådhuset

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Capela de Ossos Bone Chapel in Faro Portugal is covered in skulls, look up and the ceiling looks back! “Stop here and think of the fate that will befall you…”

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Love the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum…simplicity, light and form.

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Grand Mosque of Oman was incredible - apologies for the poor quality photos; better ones can be found here: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat: An Iconic Architectural Wonder

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