A handheld HDR pano of from inside the Meyerson Symphony Center. Taken during the recent #Meyerson25meet. Had to wait a while for everyone to finally leave the concert hall to get the photos to make this pano. One of the other photographers was nice enough to duck behind some of the seats when I panned around in his direction. I was hoping to get his head peaking out, but he was too good.
Last Saturday, had the opportunity to join fellow InstaDFW photographers to spend the afternoon at the Meyerson Symphony Center as part of the Meyerson’s 25th Anniversary. It was wonderful exploring the architectural work of I.M. Pei. The light was perfectly filled the space. For the others InstaDFW-ers, they were able to get great portraits of one another, for me, I was able to fall in love with the lines and the light. If they asked me back, I would jump in a second.
One of the highlights of the #meyerson25meet at the Meyerson Symphony Center was an impromptu performance by some of the students from nearby Booker T. Washington, Dallas’ premier Performing & Visual Arts High School. I’m sure some of these kids will one day be playing with the Dallas Symphony.
George Washington’s father, Augustine, build the one and one-half story farmhouse in 1735. When Lawrence Washington, George’s half-brother, acquired the house, know as the Little Hunting Creek Plantation. After Lawrence inherited the property in 1743, he changed the name to Mount Vernon in honor of Admiral Edward Vernon, Lawrence’s commanding officer during the War of Jenkins’ Ear. George Washington began leasing the property in 1754, two years after his half-bother’s death from the widow of Lawrence Washington, Ann. Only after her death in 1761, did the estate become the future president’s. By then, he had already overseen the two large expansions to mansion to create the 21-room residence we know today. The first in 1758 to add an additional story to the house. The second expansion added the north and south wings in 1774.
When George Washington passed away on December 14, 1799, it was at the mansion. He was surrounded by his wife, his friend Dr. Craik and others. Four days later, his funeral was held at Mount Vernon.