Monday, August 29, 2011

Natural Framing


Must be seen enlarged. From last weekends concert with Bryan Ferry at Dalhalla. It was my first visit and it was amazing to se this place. Dalhalla is an amphitheatre in a former limestone quarry and used as a summer music venue. The quarry is 60 metres deep, 400 metres long and 175 metres wide. It was opened in 1995 and has 4000 seats. The acoustical qualities are comparable to the best outdoor stages in Europe.

13 comments:

Steven said...

That is just a fantastic venue. I would think you would have great acoustics. Thanks a lot for showing this, as I never would have imagined a setup like this in an old quarry.

Did Brian Ferry do a good job with Dance Away, complete with the lighting of the cigarette?

regularman said...

Wow ... amazing. I'll bet the sound was spectacular!

BobbieCoughlin said...

I think it would be so cool to hear a concert here; I think the sound would be so organic.

Gisele said...

Steven beat me to all of the things I wanted to say. Such a cool place to see a show. How was the show?

Clara said...

This is so amazing. It is such a creative idea. I would love to go to a concert there.

Jacki said...

What can I say that no-one hasn't said already, only that I'm jealous that it wasn't me there enjoying the concert.

Lois said...

WOW! That is an amazing venue! I would love to see a production there.

Wayne said...

WOW!
What an interesting venue.
I'd have loved to have been there for the acoustics.

gerberbaby1 said...

Fantastic venue...would love to attend a concert here.

pcphotoblog said...

I'm reading your posts backwards - would have never thought the performance was outdoors.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A very creative use for an old quarry. It must feel amazing to be there.

lisaschaos said...

What a great use of an old quarry! I love it!

ellens365 said...

I'm late to this and can only echo all that has been said Nice!