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Final Curtain by greenie Final Curtain by greenie
Derby Hippodrome, abandoned theatre.


Easily one of the most unsound buildings I've visited, really quite depressing the state its in! Had to use my camera flash to see in some parts as I didn't have a torch with me. Hooray for hungover morning after bonus explores though :]
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Given 2013-02-25
Suggester Says: "Derby Hippodrome, a sad sorry theatre, no longer in use and left to ruin. In Final Curtain by `greenie the beautiful side to this story is captured. ( Suggested by BeccaJS and Featured by Kaz-D )

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:iconohlookitsmatty:
OhlookitsMatty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can see a great show been put on in this space

-M
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:icontoadjacara:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Looks cool :)
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
someone shud investigate
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Writer
Seems like it :grump:
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
sabotage?
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Writer
Unless someone invests the ridiculous funding to do so, very unlikely. The landlord who owned it wanted to demolish it and turn it into flats or a car park but was refused by the council. So there's been a few suspicious fires and demolition activities to worsten the condition to the state you see in this picture.
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
woah, any chance of repairs?
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:iconelementchaostwister:
ElementChaosTwister Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very interesting
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Writer
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Writer
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Writer
Derby, England
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:iconlord-hallowell:
Lord-Hallowell Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
They loaded him in and drove him to the Opry. He was old now, and weary, and very near blind. They drove down through the alley that lead to the stage door. They granted his last wish... just to be kind. Many times he had stood by the entrance, waiting his turn to walk out on the stage. Thunderous applause had once welcomed the entrance, of this old performer now crippled with age. He leaned on them heavily as they slowly lead him through the back entrance and up to the round. Then as if by magic his bent body straightened as he said "I can make it from hear now I know where I am." ~ I know where I am now, Bill and Gloria Gaither.

This is a very moving picture. Full of sadness and loss. And the moment I saw this it reminded me of this song.
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:iconskarpskyter:
Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
This is where the term "Bringing down the house" comes from. Great shot, I can only imagine how it looked once upon a time.
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:iconardenofardrah:
ardenofardrah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of the ending to phantom of the opera, (the film, reference) ....chaos, tearing down, starting anew, and the in-between that is dust and clutter, and beauty... <3
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:iconvanshira:
Vanshira Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I had a dream my life would be/So different from this hell I'm living! So different now from what it seems/Now life has killed the dream I dreamed...

If the stage itself could sing.
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
well done
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:iconlornamacdonald:
lornamacdonald Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
It reminds me of the state the Glasgow Apollo was in after the last gigs. Folk were ripping the ashtrays off the seats, the bricks from the walls. Love the picture :blowkiss:
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:iconmikau-010:
Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
reminds me of a theater used in the prestige.
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:iconpoisonsilvertongue:
PoisonSilvertongue Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
as an avid thespian and general theatre advocate/lover, images like this kill me a little inside... but this is such a beautiful picture. i would have loved to see this stage new...
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:icontherollingscones:
TheRollingScones Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My feels...

This is perfect. Congratulations on the DD :heart:
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:iconheylightbulb:
HeyLightBulb Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
sad view
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:iconinuyasha1098:
Inuyasha1098 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! AMAZING WORK!!!
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:iconfantasywench:
FantasyWench Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats :-)
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:iconmousenibbles:
Mousenibbles Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I saw this in a dream once, when the theater was complete and cared for.
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:iconwhoisfaust:
whoisfaust Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
incredible. There is nothing nicer then urban decay
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:iconelementchaostwister:
ElementChaosTwister Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
could i ask the history of this theater?
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:iconari-heart-matsuri:
Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sad building! It's such a shame buildings like this fall into such disrepair!
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
what happened?
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome shot! congrats!
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:icongerardutch:
gerarDutch Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Damn what kind of party that has been? Very nice shot.
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   General Artist
Hope you were wearing a hard hat!
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very sad yet at the same time strangely cool and beautiful. I wanna explore the theatre now.
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Great shot,oddly enough, it seems almost a nostalgic painting :)
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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:iconsunsetsovereign:
SunsetSovereign Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a neat photograph!! It makes me think of Phantom of the Opera!
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:iconviny500:
Viny500 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Where is this ?
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Time can sometimes be so cruel...
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great work
very interesting place
congrats for DD
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:iconredrooster81:
RedRooster81 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Impressing! I love the moment of the capture. It's not completely a ruin, but "starting" to decay, which, in my opinion is much more touching, as it could still be recovered
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:iconichivo:
IchiVo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;_; this reminds me of our old theatre in Heidelberg...
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:iconbroddi:
Broddi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Congratulations on your DD! It's a great photo of an awesome old building. The theatres still boarded up now and is in even worse state, I might have to go along myself one day and see if I can get in!
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:iconsonicpokemonfan:
Sonicpokemonfan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Ahh yes, the stage of Lady Gaga
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:iconkirilee:
kirilee Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful but sorry sight to see!
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:iconromeo61:
Romeo61 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
It is the truth....nothing is to last, all has to go.
Impressive shot.
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
A beautiful photograph of a sad loss.
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:icongreenie:
greenie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Done :B
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Writer
Adrian. Please put this in the right category :stare:
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Wowww! this picture is fantastic, i'd love to check this building out!
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