Eastown Theater

Most of you that check in on this blog regularly read the news earlier today that my coblogger, the eponymous Idiot Photographer, lost her entire photo collection due to a computer crash. We’re hoping that with some help, she’ll be able to recover much of what’s lost. In the meantime, I feel like the clown that has been pushed out into the ring to entertain the crowd while the acrobat’s gruesome compound fracture looms in the background. Nothing to see there, folks! Look at me. Yuk yuk yuk!
And so,  I present the next stop on our tour of Detroit: the Eastown Theater. Opened in 1931, it was one of the city’s movie palaces, then later a live music venue hosting major acts such as Cream and Jefferson Airplane. Since finally being shuttered in 2004, it’s decay has been rapid, hastened by a fire which took out a section of the building. This is the view that greets the interloper who walks through the lobby into the theater.


Eastown Stage.

5 responses

  1. Wow, that’s terrible she lost everything. You two should consider getting smugmug (smugmug.com) – you can upload everything there – full libraries. It costs around $200 a year, or something like that, but you never lose everything.

    November 24, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    • tabularasa88

      Well, the recent update as of this afternoon is that she was able to recover her files after some computer forensics. It sounds like it was a perfect storm of both the computer and external hard drive going down at once. I will check out smugmug, though. Thanks for the tip!

      November 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

  2. That’s horrible – about IP’s computer. Glad to hear the update she was able to recover the files, though. I can only imagine… Nightmare scenarios running through the mind until it was resolved… Anyway hope things aren’t as bad as first feared.

    I’ll also throw the suggestion of Dropbox out there, I’ve been using it for years and it’s great. Mobile apps make keeping track of your libraries on the go easy, and it’s not limited to photographs either, fwiw.

    At any rate good luck to her. You’ve done a fine job of playing entertainer in her stead, TR. ;-)

    December 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    • tabularasa88

      Thanks SI. Up until now I’ve been doing ok with just an external hard drive, but I need to look into these suggestions.

      December 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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