Explore #4 of the ‘Love Bears’ Tour
This theatre and entertainment hall was built over a century ago in the European Neoclassical style. During the Soviet era it was used as a cinema / movie theatre, and was the meeting place of Officers in the army. Other parts of the complex were a gathering place for poets, musicians, and other artists, as well as journalists.
Whilst the rest of the building is still in use to this day, this stunning hall has lain unused, forgotten and gathering dust since the 1980s.
It took a considerable amount of research and persuasion of the owners to be granted permission to briefly visit this beautiful piece of neglected heritage. I’ve included a few shots from my revisit in July 2019, as that was just a flying visit to kill time before heading to the airport, so doesn’t warrant a separate report.
The rest of the team, taking turns to get the shot from the centre of the hall…
Looking up at the ornate (but somewhat wonky!) ceiling…
Looking back over the hall from the far balcony…
Some long-discarded broken masonry…
…and I’ll finish with a team shot, taken by James Kerwin.
I hope you were entertained.
Thanks Adam X & Pals.
How neat !!!! Thx for sharing………… curiosity question……….. what were the metal looking medallions in the four corners of the ceiling??
Thanks – no idea I’m afraid!