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Thread started 04/29/16 12:16pm

GeorgieAto

why is Paisley Park so dull looking on the outside?

you would think with Prince's creativity Paisley Park would have looked much cooler than the way it does on the outside...it looks like a white warehouse

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Reply #1 posted 04/29/16 12:23pm

weirdozmedia

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I think it's pretty solid though. For a building from the 1980s I think its nondescript look helps keep it from looking really outdated. Maybe he wanted to draw less attention to it as well, though everybody's obviously known it as a landmark for years.

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Reply #2 posted 04/29/16 12:24pm

RogerRoger

It's a mystery box

Look inside

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Reply #3 posted 04/29/16 12:25pm

2freaky4church
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Have u looked in the mirror? Snap. Jermome, get my limo. Crazy up in hea. Hormones and shit. Good God.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 04/29/16 12:34pm

EnDoRpHn

Tastes of the times, I always thought it looked like a poor man's Getty Center. Just read his architect was right out of school, looks that way to me.[img]https://images.trvl-media.com/media/content/shared/images/travelguides/destination/178280/Getty-Center-20379.jpg[/img]
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Reply #5 posted 04/29/16 12:38pm

jtfolden

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It reminded me of a huge White Castle...

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Reply #6 posted 04/29/16 12:45pm

steakfinger

[Snip - luv4u]
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Reply #7 posted 04/29/16 12:45pm

GeorgieAto

jtfolden said:

It reminded me of a huge White Castle...

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Reply #8 posted 04/29/16 12:49pm

MissMarySharon

I don't dislike it myself. I might have a drive past on Google Earth and see what the area is like...always hoped I'd go there one day but it never happened.
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Reply #9 posted 04/29/16 12:52pm

nelcp777

I actually have always liked the architectural style from the outside. I think in the simplicity, it can withstand time with not having a date stamp so to speak.

I have never been to Paisley Park. I can only imagine the interior. I have seen photos of the studio, but I am sure in person is better.

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Reply #10 posted 04/29/16 1:38pm

PeteSilas

I knew a bassist who recorded there, said he saw Prince but didn't say anything past "hi" to him, said he didn't want to bother him. Anyway, bout a month ago, i was telling my brother of my crazy dream to build my own studio close to paisley park, thinking it was out in the cornfields, that I could build close enough to see the place for inspiration. My brother looked at me to see if I was serious, then he said "if you do that, you'll do that shit on your own". I was serious but since I saw my brother was getting freaked, I upped the ante. I said "no, I want to buy four plots of land and use them to build a tower directly over Paisley Park, hell, prince doesn't own the air." Well, serious or joking, it'll never happen now.

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Reply #11 posted 04/29/16 2:05pm

nursev

jtfolden said:

It reminded me of a huge White Castle...

lol Maybe at one time he liked white castle...I know I did lol

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Reply #12 posted 04/29/16 4:16pm

GeorgieAto

nursev said:

jtfolden said:

It reminded me of a huge White Castle...

lol Maybe at one time he liked white castle...I know I did lol

i still do! yum biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 04/29/16 4:18pm

sulls

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jtfolden said:

It reminded me of a huge White Castle...

lol

"I like to watch."
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Reply #14 posted 04/29/16 5:01pm

coltrane3

It was, afterall, primarily a studio - a place where work got done. When it was built, it wasn't intended to be a museum or any other type of public space. So, there was really no reason for it to be an architectual spectacle.

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Reply #15 posted 04/29/16 6:22pm

jtfolden

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nursev said:

jtfolden said:

It reminded me of a huge White Castle...

lol Maybe at one time he liked white castle...I know I did lol

lol I still do... but my tummy doesn't. wink

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Reply #16 posted 04/30/16 1:18am

KaresB

Dull? Really?

It's beautiful, refined, elegant. Anything but dull.

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Reply #17 posted 04/30/16 2:32am

dolphinkiing23

not to attract attention I could imagine..

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Reply #18 posted 04/30/16 2:44am

DoItAllNight4U

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RogerRoger said:

It's a mystery box

Look inside

yeahthat

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Reply #19 posted 04/30/16 4:01am

dayzofwyld

PeteSilas said:

I knew a bassist who recorded there, said he saw Prince but didn't say anything past "hi" to him, said he didn't want to bother him. Anyway, bout a month ago, i was telling my brother of my crazy dream to build my own studio close to paisley park, thinking it was out in the cornfields, that I could build close enough to see the place for inspiration. My brother looked at me to see if I was serious, then he said "if you do that, you'll do that shit on your own". I was serious but since I saw my brother was getting freaked, I upped the ante. I said "no, I want to buy four plots of land and use them to build a tower directly over Paisley Park, hell, prince doesn't own the air." Well, serious or joking, it'll never happen now.

erm...ok

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Reply #20 posted 04/30/16 4:09am

Guitarhero

Because all the magic happened inside.

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Reply #21 posted 04/30/16 5:12am

txladykat

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I think the white palette makes it interesting, especially at night where you can be creative with the lighting :)

The white palette also makes it a breathtaking view against the pure white snow.
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Reply #22 posted 04/30/16 5:21am

RJOrion

doesnt look dull at all...it looks noble and pristine...by far, the best looking building in Chanhassen
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Reply #23 posted 04/30/16 7:13am

steakfinger

I got snipped for saying Paisley Park looked tacky on the inside. I'm confused. I honestly believe that. It's a valid opinion. I'm not sure I understand how it's okay to express a dislike for certain songs/albums/eras/outfits/whatever but interior design choices are off limits. This place is weird AF.
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Reply #24 posted 04/30/16 7:15am

2freaky4church
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It's about the hearbeat inside.

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Reply #25 posted 04/30/16 7:16am

kano

RogerRoger said:

It's a mystery box


Look inside


This
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Reply #26 posted 04/30/16 2:41pm

PeteSilas

dayzofwyld said:

PeteSilas said:

I knew a bassist who recorded there, said he saw Prince but didn't say anything past "hi" to him, said he didn't want to bother him. Anyway, bout a month ago, i was telling my brother of my crazy dream to build my own studio close to paisley park, thinking it was out in the cornfields, that I could build close enough to see the place for inspiration. My brother looked at me to see if I was serious, then he said "if you do that, you'll do that shit on your own". I was serious but since I saw my brother was getting freaked, I upped the ante. I said "no, I want to buy four plots of land and use them to build a tower directly over Paisley Park, hell, prince doesn't own the air." Well, serious or joking, it'll never happen now.

erm...ok

haha, ya I know, crazy huh, but it was a nice dream, be near my hero.

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Reply #27 posted 04/30/16 2:49pm

MitchBloodGree
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Does any1 know about those pyramids, why they're there and which rooms they're above?

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