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Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Royal Theatre

Yesterday's photo of the library courtyard shows a nice contemporary use of brick. Just up the street from the library is the Royal Theatre with decorative motifs in brick and an ornate terra cotta (I think) facade. The Royal Theatre was built in 1913 in the Rococo/Renaissance Revival style. It is mainly used for live performances and seats about 1,500. While the building itself is basically a big box, the details are delightful. Below is an example of the sumptuous facade near the roofline.

4 comments:

USelaine said...

Sumptuous indeed! This is a beautiful building. Thanks for describing it here.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

These are great and I love the architectural detail in your second photo. I have also signed up as a follower and look forward to more great photos.

arctic dreamer said...

Oh my mouth is watering, looking at all the detail, the materials & colours! Gorgeous!!

Babooshka said...

Narrative and images together so brillintly done. As nuch as love the close up detail second shot it's the top one with the two walkers for scale against the majestic building that grabbed me.