Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Runnymede

This is a close-up of the Runnymede sign which was located in the centre above the stage in yesterday's shot of the old Runnymede Theatre/Chapters Bookstore. You can see some of the detail work and the beautiful restoration that was done before the bookstore opened. There are features like this all over the interior of the space!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.

28 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful detail, you did well to get such a crisp close up!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful detail, you did well to get such a crisp close up!

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

Sharon said...

Beautiful work. The d├ęcor is really more suited to a bookstore than a drug store.

Andy said...

I hope the new owners take care of these theatre left overs.

Karen said...

Fabulous details!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm guessing it'll be destroyed.

William Kendall said...

I'm imagining those details are going to be destroyed too... drug stores tend to take their decorating details from corporate headquarters, after all.

This is a beautiful detail.

Halcyon said...

I definitely like that the "theatrical side" of this building has been preserved, even if it has another use now.

JM said...

Gorgeous detail!

Lowell said...

When something like this is gone, it's gone, so it is a good thing the it was renovated to reveal its original splendor!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Such a lovely, detailed sign!

~Lindy

Lesley said...

Books and theatre go well together. Beautiful details here.

Sue St Clair said...

I love it. It is my favourite bookstore and I'm sad it is going to become a Shoppers Drugmart in March :(

Marleen said...

Beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

That's so lovely!

Now Runnymede rang a bell and so I had to look it up... It goes way back to Magna Carta days...: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runnymede

Taken For Granted said...

Fine looking sign. The name commemorates the signing of the Magna Carta by King John.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nicely restored!

Photo Cache said...

nice find. lovely intricate details.

FRANKLY MY DEAR

Gemma Wiseman said...

Exquisite sign. A work of art blending in to the beautiful architecture.

Sallie Rainville said...

Oh it's beautiful and I fell in love with the bookstore inhe post below. So sad it is closing. But, sadly, not surprised.

Randy said...

I like all of the details.

Gerald (SK14) said...

gorgeous renovation

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What an incredible building and so beautifully photographed!

Jim said...

great sign

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'll be seriously upset if they do anything to harm the architecture of this building Pat.. Maybe it'll be a very tasteful drugstore :)

Jack said...

You need to catalog all of these features in case some idiots decide to "modernize" the building when it becomes a drugstore.

Gunn said...

Nice one:)