Thursday, 5 April 2012

Arizona: Historic Yuma Theater

The Historic Yuma Theatre was another good reason to visit Old Town. It is connected to the Yuma Art Center: old is linked to new. The Theatre turned 100 this year and it's a beauty. I could have spent an hour in the theatre, just looking at all the gorgeous details. Look at the mural, the air vent, and the light fixtures!!! New buildings are rarely designed and built with such care, attention to detail, and quality. Nowadays, here in Canada, sturdy old buildings oozing with character are thoughtlessly torn down to make way for bland stucco edifices that will look shabby within a decade. So often, we don't appreciate how old buildings humanize a city or town until they are gone.

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