Welcome to the Fisher Building !
Part four – today we look at ceiling mural details.
As dFUNK reader George notes after his recent trip to the Fisher Building, the lighting inside is less than conducive to photography. I used a either a flash – or a heavy tripod and long exposures, and still had to do radical white balance adjustments. There are some color variations as a result.
Heres some of the water damage that Nailhed mentioned in yesterdays comments. These are the imagecopyrighted in the main chandelier dome.
The center dome is ringed with these eagle imagecopyrighted.
Now lets move to the characters in the main mural in the large arcade outside the Fisher Theater.
The domed ceiling is ringed with majestic eagles
Woman playing a lyre harp. Interesting that these iconic imagecopyrighted seem to be Celtic in origin, right down to their red hair.
Holding tropical birds
Pan flute player
Playing a recorder
Holding a dove
Holding a mirror
Holding a sickle
A couple of really odd red haired indian figures…
Playing the pipes
Heres a cool centaur
Unicorn squirrels ? ?
Uh…Beaver fish ?
These are the designs that are in the arches that line the arcade ceilings.
This is my favorite – “THRIFT” with the bees and the hive. A very common motif in architecture.
There are many more of these – check them all out if you visit.
In tomorrows post we will see some of the bronze details, reliefs and borders, as well as the gorgeous mosaic pieces.