Inside Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee by AuntDot

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Photo taken with my Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital

FEATURED in UNITED STATES Monthly Themes, August 26, 2012
Top Ten Winner in the “Best photo taken in the auditorium of a theatre” challenge in Anything Theatrical, April 19, 2011
FEATURED in Anything Theatrical, March 20, 2010
Tied for First Runner Up in the Editors choices of the week, 3-7-2010 to 3-13-2010 in The World As We See It, or as we missed it
Featured in The World As We See It, or as we missed it, March 13, 2010

From Wikipedia:
The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. It was previously known as Grand Old Opry House and also as Union Gospel Tabernacle.The auditorium first opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892. It was built by Thomas Ryman (1843–1904), a riverboat captain and Nashville businessman who owned several saloons. Ryman conceived of the auditorium as a tabernacle for the influential revivalist Sam Jones. After Ryman’s death, the Tabernacle was renamed Ryman Auditorium in his honor. It was used for Grand Ole Opry broadcasts from 1943 until 1974, when the Opry built a larger venue just outside Nashville at the Opryland USA theme park. The Ryman then sat mostly vacant and fell into disrepair until 1992 when Emmylou Harris and her band, the Nash Ramblers, performed a series of concerts there (the results of which appeared on her album At the Ryman). The Harris concerts renewed interest in restoring the Ryman, and it was reopened as an intimate performance venue and museum in 1994. Audiences at the Ryman find themselves sitting in pews, the 1994 renovation notwithstanding. The seating is a reminder of the auditorium’s origins as a house of worship, hence giving it the nickname “The Mother Church of Country Music”.

The Ryman Auditorium was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and was further designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001.

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    beautiful auditorium, lovely capture

  • Thanks Robert. I would have loved to see a concert there, but we only stopped in for a very short visit to see the place.

    – AuntDot

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture… I have been there many times… Nice composition and love the tones.

  • Have you seen any concerts there? I would have loved to be there long enough for that, but it was a quick visit in and out.

    – AuntDot

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Yes I have been to the Grand Old Opry about four times, when I lived in Huntsville, Al…

  • Lucky you!!! I would have loved it!!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 4 years ago

    Wow — they’d do well to use this in their promotional material, Dot! I’d love to see it in person someday (as well as other parts of Nashville).

  • Thanks Monnie. Nashville is a lovely city. I just spotted a guitar leaning up against the ropes right in front of the stage. Don’t know how I missed that earlier!

    – AuntDot

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    stunning capture

  • Thanks Kathy!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot, nice depth.

  • Thanks Rosalie. Appreciate it!

    – AuntDot

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “Anything Theatrical”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you so much! I appreciate the honor of a feature for this image.

    – AuntDot

  • Gerda Grice
    Gerda Griceover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot of the inside of what looks to be a beautiful theatre, Aunt Dot!

  • Thank you, Gerda. It used to be the home of the Grand Old Oprie…a very historical building.

    – AuntDot

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous work – thanks for submitting to our group!

  • Thank you! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

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