Photographer's Note

This shot was taken when I was waiting for a bus opposite the Theatre Royal in York. I liked the symmetrical façade before which stood a queue of people also waiting for their bus.

Thomas Keregan and his wife established the theatre in 1734 on a converted tennis court. Ten years later following the untimely death of Thomas, his wife built what was then known as the ‘New Theatre’ on the present site.
The building is a patchwork quilt of many periods. A Roman well hides beneath the stage, 12th century remains of what was once a hospital mingles with the Georgian interior, while the Victorian façade is fused with award winning 1960s poured concrete design. The amalgam of architecture is a fine example of how builders of the past would reuse sound walls and encompass them within their development.

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Viewed: 2014
Points: 46
Additional Photos by Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 84 N: 6959] (31631)
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