This is Los Angeles’ spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the L.A. Philharmonic. I remember reading somewhere that the inspiration for the building is a rose. Do you see a rose in that building?
Whether you do or don’t, it is a spectacular building.
The building was designed by Frank Gehry and completed in 2003 at a cost of $274 million.
I have attended a concert and it’s beautiful inside. The acoustics are as stunning as the architecture. Unfortunately, today I can only photograph the outside.
Behind the venue is a small public square and two outdoor performance spaces.
Note the labyrinth in the foreground below.
Unfortunately, I had very little time on this evening and I was losing the light fast. I plan to return to downtown in the fall and take photography walking tour, returning here to take the self-guided architectural tour, plus visit a few other notable buildings I couldn’t get to on this particular evening.
For more information on the Walt Disney Concert Hall:
- Here’s a great article on the architecture from Arcspace that includes photos during the construction.
- The WikiPedia page has a lot of information.
- Here’s the LA Philharmonic’s page.
- For tickets, visit Ticketmaster here.