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Urban symbols – Photo #3 of 2010

April 25, 2010

The photo below is of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I took it two weeks ago, on the occasion of a visit to the city to watch Newcastle United play (and win) a match against Blackpool.

The Theatre Royal was opened in 1837. The impressive architecture illustrates the prosperity and confidence that the industrial towns and cities of Northern England felt in the period of the Industrial Revolution. The area was decimated in the era of manufacturing decline later, but there has since been some recovery, and the architecture of Victorian Newcastle is still impressive.

The theatre in the meantime has a lively programme and is enjoying some success.