benmorales Adventure lies in the spaces between destinations. #toledovschicago 18h

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benmorales "Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgot." - Neil Gaiman #whpthegreatindoors 4d

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benmorales If you've ever driven through Maumee, you likely noticed the Maumee Indoor Theater on Conant Street. Opened in 1946, this beautiful Art Deco theater has been an entertainment hub for generations. At one point, the theater closed down and stood vacant for a number of years. But fortunately, the local icon was able to get registered as a historic landmark on the National Register for Historic Places and extensive restoration and renovations soon followed. The Maumee Indoor Theater still shows daily movies and is also available for rent for special events and community functions. The historic photo shown was likely taken in 1964, since that's when A Shot In The Dark was released. It's funny seeing that movie compared w/ the present day marquee displaying Captain America and Blended. (Special thanks to people of Maumee for not running me over as I stood in the middle of the street to take this photo.) Have you ever watched a movie here? Please share any fond memories you may have. A couple years ago I saw North By Northwest (with Cary Grant) there and I remember thinking "This is so perfect. A classic movie in a classic theater." The historic photo shown is courtesy of the Lucas County Public Library. This is part of my #toledorephotography series, displaying historic images of Toledo photographed again in the present day at the exact same location. Hope you enjoy!

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benmorales Don't look down. 6d

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benmorales You and I are like when fire and the ocean floor collide. 7d

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benmorales I'm already on Day 4 of my @tedxtoledo takeover. Have you checked it out yet? 1w

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benmorales The Windy City. Especially on this particular morning. #toledovschicago 1w

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benmorales "Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." - Frank Ghery 1w

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benmorales Don't forget to breathe. 1w
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  •   mmichaelmoraless Hey Ben, I was wondering if you have any shooting tips? I hate to ask but I also would like to know as well. Thanks 1w
  •   carolynfaust Such strength in this shot! 1w
  •   benmorales @mmichaelmoraless Not a problem man! 1. Shoot a lot. Practice makes perfect right? When you first start out most pictures you take aren't very good. But you slowly learn what works and what doesn't. 2. Immerse yourself. Read books and mags and blogs and learn from the greats. (And studying the history of photography was one of my favorite things in college). 3. Experiment. Play around with different styles and interests until you find your unique voice. Whether it's portraiture, landscapes, fashion, street, editorial, or wildlife, you won't know what you like until you try! Hope that's dude. 1w
  •   mmichaelmoraless Thanks man! 1w

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benmorales "Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions." -Coco Chanel 2w

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benmorales Birds of a feather 2w

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benmorales Established in 1833, the First Congregational Church is the oldest congregation within Toledo's original city limits. Originally located on St. Clair Street, the church later moved to this beautiful building on Collingwood after 1913 when it merged with Central Congregational Church. Based on the design of Madison Square Presbyterian Church in New York City (which only stood for seven years), you can see obvious Romanesque influences in the architecture and detailing, especially the resemblance to the Pantheon in Rome. From grand columns to the octagonal dome, this house of worship was built to be a timeless classic.
When the congregation moved to their new location from St. Clair Street, they brought their pews, brass balcony, and most importantly eight stained glass windows, seven of which are by no other than Louis Comfort Tiffany. This collection of windows is said to be the finest in the region, a breathtaking example of one of the great master craftsmen of his time. After 100 years, this gorgeous Toledo icon has stood strong in the Old West End and even now looks immaculate. Have you ever attended this church? Is the interior as beautiful as the exterior?
The historic photo shown was taken around 1915 by Korb Photography Company and is courtesy of the Lucas County Public Library. This is part of my Toledo Rephotography series, displaying historic images of Toledo photographed again in the present day at the exact same location. Hope you enjoy!
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benmorales Tunnel vision. #toledovschicago 2w

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benmorales Tonight's sunset was intense. No edit, #nofilter 2w

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benmorales In good company. #toledovschicago 2w

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benmorales Chasing sunsets with the @igers_toledo crew. 2w

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benmorales While in Chicago this weekend, I've never had more fun exploring and seeking out new perspectives. 2w

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