As promised, here is more about that magnificent grand chandelier hanging in the Ohio Theatre that was posted here. It is 11 feet wide and 21 feet high weighing in at 2.5 tons. Yes, tons! There are 240 light bulbs on the exterior and an additional 99 on the interior with a golden horse on the end of each arm which you can make out in the photo below.
Story has it that towards the end of the designing phase, the architect still wasn’t quite on board with the design of it to which the frustrated designer supposedly quipped “It’s got everything on it but flying horses!” The architect liked the idea and the rest is as you see it now.
It is lowered every other year for cleaning and maintenance and it takes seven people one hour to lower it using the original hand crank. That is something I’d like to see.
I moved back and forth on the steps in order to find as close to the center to take these shots from under the chandelier. Laying down on those steps was not the most comfy position to be in but it was worth it to me.
This is my favorite view of the chandelier because of the design and the colors you can see from this angle. Have you ever found yourself laying on the floor, ground, etc. in order to get a photo of something above you? What was it?