Outside and inside of my work life at Gensler in Oakland, California, I try my best to find those valuable moments of free time to draw and sketch the events, spaces and environments on my journeys... I think about Robert Byron touring through regions of the Middle East in search of unique towers and monuments, and I think of the young Bruce Chatwin venturing through portions of South America and falling in love with Patagonia...Douglas Wittnebel...
The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel
Monday, October 17, 2011
Timothy Pflueger designed this theater for the Nassar brothers and it opened in 1932 during the depression years. The exterior caught my eye as the late afternoon sunlight bleached the softer columns and curves of the facade. Restored in 2008, the building stands proud on Central Avenue and viewable from Park Street, and contains a wonderful set of interior spaces and details.