Delphi Opera House
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Come face to face with 19th century graffiti in Delphi, IN
The Delphi Opera House is a stunning time machine -- a portal to the late 1800s and essentially untouched since the building closed its doors in 1914. Climb the steep staircase and ascend into a large room of decaying finery -- peeling ornate wallpapers, rows of wooden seats, a stage with hand-painted background scenery. The backstage walls contain scrawled autographs of the many opera and musical acts that once graced the stage, like "Riff, May 26, '98", who appeared in the (literal) limelight... in 1898. The town is planning a restoration to bring the Opera House back to its former glory. Although it too will surely be a destination, coming face to face with 19th century graffiti then might feel more akin to a museum exhibition, rather than having just received a standing ovation. Inquire with the Delphi Opera House Gallery next door for more information.
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