Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Hole in the Roof

This collapsed roof was the first entry of Urban Blight, posted last year in April. This building was once the renowned movie theater “Moderno”, whose entrance was directly on our main street, “Via Grande”. All these pictures were taken from the rear window of an apartment in “Via Grande”. Collapsed roof, LivornoIt seems that the only hope for this derelict building is to become a parking, a quite common fate for our former cinemas.Collapsed roof, Livorno
The roof now (June 3, 2011)

Collapsed roof, Livorno
The roof a year ago (March 22, 2010)

See also: Urban Blight

16 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

How sad VP.

Jack said...

That is distressing, VP. It happens too often.

brattcat said...

where are you photographing this from...to see the roof from overhead?

Randy said...

I wonder where you were at too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That roof is not getting any better VP. what a shame to let the cinema go. O love little movie theatres.

Dina said...

I guess most people don't see it from your angle and so it is not uppermost in their mind.

The decay makes me wonder how your Dutch church is faring.

VP said...

All the photos, old and new, were taken from the rear window of an apartment in “Via Grande”.

Gunn said...

I hope they will rebuild the theatre building.

cieldequimper said...

No, no, no not a parking. A garden or something else if it can't be a cinema but not a parking lot.

Birdman said...

... but life moves on.

Doug Hickok said...

It is a sad commentary on the way things change so quickly in the modern world, especially with the rapid advancement of technology. When you can watch movies on the internet at home, the theater becomes outdated. Still, it is a shame to let these places go to waste.

Virginia said...

That's a shame when old buildings are left to deteriorate year after year.
V

Kaori said...

It's really sad when something turns into a parking lot. I kind of think this roof is very artistic. Let's keep it and see how it ends up in another year :D

JM said...

Isn't it revolting to see old theaters in such a state?! Especially when you know they will be torn down sooner or later instead of being restored. I have to check what's going on with two or three of these in Lisbon.

Steffe said...

Such a shame.

Traveling Hawk said...

so sad...