NZ3572 : Spanish City dome

taken 11 years ago, near to Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, Great Britain

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Spanish City dome
Spanish City dome
Spanish City is in the process of renovation and the dome retained as a major architectural feature NZ3572 : Spanish City
The photo was taken from Empress Gardens with the Cenotaph NZ3572 : War Memorial - Empress Gardens Whitley Bay visible on the right.

The Spanish City: There are only the memories - a poem by Geoff Holland LinkExternal link
Spanish City

The white dome of the former Empress Ballroom, is as much a symbol of Whitley Bay as the lighthouse on St. Mary's Island NZ3575 : Causeway to St Mary's Island. The Grade II Listed building, whose towers are topped with two female figures clad in animal pelts, one carrying a cymbal and the other a tambourine, formed the centrepiece of the Spanish City fairground. Founded in 1908, the fairground was the entertainment complex around which the seaside resort revolved. In 1980 it gained international fame with the release of the Dire Straits song 'Tunnel of Love', which conjured up the nostalgic thrills and spills of a trip to the fairground with lines like, "Girl you look so pretty to me/like you always did/Like the Spanish City to me/when we were kids". The fairground is now closed and this area of the town is on the verge of being redeveloped.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 December, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3540 7270 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:2.8528N 1:26.8498W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3541 7285
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