Just look at this.
is it a bird? is it a plane?
there is something quite asian about that elephant head. but wings? and a fish-tail?
bizarre, n'est ce pas?
This is from the front of the Cinema Castillet in Perpignan.
As well as this weird and wonderful gargoyle/gutter,
it also has some lovely tiled panels:
which look art nouveau or deco to me.
This must have been a spectacular building in its heyday. (what is a heyday? i know what it means, but wonder what its derivation was....)
Its now a shell, and this is whats on the inside:
I was very pleased at being able to wiggle through the hoardings and get these pics.
It looks as though maybe they are going to keep the shell, renovate and redevelop.
But what do i know?
hope so, anyway.
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