Category:  Architecture Photography | Posted: July 15, 2017

Still Part of my Life

My Old Gymnasium

by nature rules

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I captured this photo one morning when such a storm was blowing up that the lights came on at 8:00 in the morning. I barely had time to capture this before the rains began.

The stone above the doors in this photo says "Williamsville Township High School Gymnasium". And my history in this one building has been long and varied and continues to this day. This is the entry to the old gym that is now being used for Junior high P.E. classes and has been transformed into what is called a "Fine Arts Center". The stage is the original. But the lighting, sound, baffles hung in the rafters and shades on the windows have created a better performance venue..somewhat. Our entire district grades K through 12 uses this gym for performances. After many years of watching our own children play sports in this gym I became the high school music teacher and helped design the plan to use this old building as a performance center. I am retired but still attend most every concerts and play in this same venue.

Four generations of my family have attended and are still attending this high school...beginning with my father. My husband and I were high school sweethearts here and both graduated in this gym. Our children all graduated from here and our 8 grandchildren have and are still in attendance here. Inside these lobby doors is where I received my first kiss. There is an original ticket booth inside this lobby. But it is unused. The doors and windows are new. But the brick and stone facade have only been sandblasted to clean it up. behind this facade is the typical black arched roof. But I wanted to show this authentic entrance. As it is deep in my history and is still active making history for my family to this day.

Thanks for viewing and thanks for the fun contest Stringbean!!

Post Type Mixed Media Photography Mixed Media Medium
Light Room adjustments throughout; Elements 12: drawing tool; Topaz Impressions: sketch filter.

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