The swimming pool that turned into a museum


In the last few years of the twentieth century, the Mayor of Lille in northern France had a quandary. The old swimming pool in Roubaix had been closed in 1985 due to safety problems, so why not simply knock the building down? Except, the pool was a stunning example of Art Deco architecture. Read via Picture courtesy of Graham Chandler.

La Piscine, the art gallery in Roubaix


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