The Future is Now, Forget the Past, Liverpool by Robin Whalley

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I have a passion for decaying architecture. I love the aging process which creates a beauty all of its own. The paradox of a derelict cinema called the Futurist in the centre of a busy city where new buildings are springing up all around. Why do we let the most wonderful buildings fall into ruin whilst spending fortunes to build new structures? I hope you appreciate this.

First published May 2008, Photography Monthly

Update: 17/1/10
The Futurist sign here has now been covered up by a white board with a painted red sign. At least it still says “Futurist” even if it does look terrible.


  • Syren3
    Syren3about 5 years ago

    I absolutely love this picture, stunning building well seen and captured well done you!

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    Love this image, I have to say I think this is so wonderful..what a beautiful building.

  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot! And I have to agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment!

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 5 years ago

    Brilliant, love this shot. It’s almost ironic with the name of the place.

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    What a great find, it makes for such a wonderful image, love the retro signage and that both ’T’s are missing :))

  • Kate Lawrence
    Kate Lawrenceabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful photo, composition, colour, and building. However the caption is what makes it all come together

  • KreddibleTrout
    KreddibleTroutabout 5 years ago

    fantastic. buildings like that are why I picked up a camera in the first place.

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 5 years ago

    amazing image, i love this

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent find and well composed.

  • Michiel de Lange
    Michiel de Langeabout 5 years ago

    Great work! Lovely theme too! Regards

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