The Forgotten Torquay Pavilion
Sleeping peacefully on the shore in Torquay, Devon in the United Kingdom is a once magnificent building – the Torquay Pavilion.
Although it has been closed since 2015, this Sleeping Beauty has thus far had a very checkered life, first as a theatre, then an ice-skating rink, amusement park and shopping arcade…
Built in 1912, originally the lounges and cafe were all lined in oak and it was home to performances from many notables, including Sir Lawrence Olivier.
Saved from demolition in 1973 and now a Grade II listed building, it sleeps peacefully with its statues of Mercury reaching to the sky, awaiting someone with the passion, money and foresight to awake her from her slumber.