Tuesday, 21 December 2010

"Britannia on Torquay Pavilion"

Another view of this fine building. Built from stone, with copper domes and iron work in the Art Nouveau style, this presents quite a challenge for the artist. As usual, I have simplified the details greatly. The strong sunlight creates crisp shadows with plenty of reflected light.
The Pavilion was opened in 1912 and contained a theatre. Unfortunately, much of the interior was destroyed in later years. Since then it has contained a skating rink and now shops. Unbelievably, it was proposed to be demolished in the early 70's but was listed in 1973.

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