Death of a nightclub: The Paradox, Aintree

This caught my eye while I was in the vicinity to carry out a shoot for work. I doubled back after work and took the shot as the clouds angrily scudded above me. A few minute later the sky was tinged pink as dusk broke through, but I love the moodiness of this scene as it is.

This tower is the last remnant of the sprawling Paradox nightclub in Aintree, Merseyside. I’m guessing the rest of the building was demolished a year or so ago: viewing the site in Google Earth shows a large building with the tower at one corner. So that explains the paradox of the lighting panel still visible on the side of the building, showing seven bars. I was wondering how they fitted them all in.

Click below for a fullscreen 360° view of the scene in Flash or QuickTime format, or locate the scene in Google Earth.

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