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An Empire Waiting In Vain for Your Love

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Broken Beauty
Empire Theater
Probyn Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: The Empire Theater in Its Full Splendor (08-11-2008)

It does not matter when I am in Barbados I find myself capturing the Empire Theater. There is something that draws me to it. It is a grand structure even in its derelict state. And yes, I have done a blog piece on it before. Since then we have had statements from the government of Barbados about its restoration. But unfortunately the Empire Theater is still waiting in vain for our love.

At the moment it is a blot on the landscape. Bridgetown is an old wonderful city and deserves better. The city’s magnificent old structures need love and restoration. Ranting on the outcome at the moment seems useless. We just have to wait and see, it at all, when the Empire Theater will wake from its dilapidated slumber.

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  1. What this needs is a wealthy benefactor!

  2. Anonymous7:15 PM

    They all need wealthy benefactors! :) If only!
    It's just such a pity when these beautiful buildings are left to become ruined. If they would only just maintain them then it wouldn't be so bad. :(

    I was in Downtown Kingston a few weeks ago and just stood looking up at so many of the buildings. Sooooo beautiful and so well built, yet so many of them dilapidated and in ruins. So sad.

  3. Ann / Kris, The government says they are going to foot the bill to restore this lovely one. But that was a year or more ago. I am still waiting.