There is a paradox about great architecture. Since it is so accessible to the public, those who walk or drive by it so often tend to overlook or take for granted how magnificent it truly is. That is surely the case with the Lyric Theater on East Avenue. Unquestionably it is one of Rochester’s most awe inspiring buildings. Yet situated alongside so many other gems, it sometimes doesn’t get the attention it deserves. With that in mind, it was my goal, in a series of photographs, to capture the full glory of this Rochester masterpiece. Luckily, once I arrived, there was a staff member working overtime. With a generous and trusting spirit, he allowed me to not only take pictures, but to explore the building from the inside out.