Mural restoration....dots before my eyes.
It is covered with adhesive "dots" left when tiles were taken down.
Not sure why it was covered over but, during a restoration, this hidden treasure was revealed.
My brothers and I grew up living on the peninsula and attended movies at all of the places downtown. The Riviera, Majestic, American and Palace.
We knew this as the Gloria Theater.
I was a kid and more interested in the movie playing and making trips to the lobby for popcorn, sodas and candy.
Joan did research on its history and said plans are to restore it to its former glory.
Heck, I am impatient and sat for a while applying effects from my Topaz Plug-In. It's like Photoshop.
Here is my version of how I think it will look.
Thank you Joan for your delightful blog which inspired me to start mine 8 years ago. I did all this editing of your photo without permission from you to do so. Yikes.
Like my habit of belated fact-checking, I jumped the gun and hope you are pleased.
(Click on both to see the before and the after.)
One of the Topaz tools lets me adjust the perspective a bit, to make it appear more square.
Of course, the camera does not lie.
* wink * wink
Labels: American, College of Charleston Sotille Theatre, colorful "restoration", enhancing photos, Gloria Theater, Majestic, many dots in front of my eyes., Palace movie theaters, Topaz Plug-in tools, uncovered mural