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UK 'The Ark,' Greenbank Synagogue. July 2016

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I've wanted to revisit this beautiful building for nearly a year since I first entered. At the time I have just started 'exploring,' and was a bit green. I was in the area visiting family so I solo'ed it (first and only time). I was probably in there for 5 mins, the thought of some unsavoury characters walking in had got the better of me and it showed in my pictures.  

10 months later I get the chance to visit again and this time, take my time. 

 

History
Built in 1936 and used until 2007 it is the finest surviving synagogue from the interwar period. The building was designed by Alfred Ernest Shennan and opened on the 15th of August 1937. Greenbank was granted Grade I listing in 1983, however it was upgraded to grade II in 2008. The design of the building leans heavily on Swedish inspired Art Decco and I am informed that this represents a last late optimistic cultural expression of European Jewry before the holocaust.

 

All photos taken with a Nikon D3300 and a kit lens (18-55mm)

 

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I'm giving you a like but in duress lol. Where was my invite. You know I want to see this for ages lmfao. Gutted .. Great pics there m8ty looks really nice thx for putting salt in a Open wound lol.. 

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Because it wasn't planned and Bolton isn't exactly on the way :P. Sorry m8ty.  @coolboyslim

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Really nice to see this place open once again. I love seeing this place crop up, minimal vandalism and graf and beautiful features. You have definitely done the place justice and it shows that you took your time this time.

Really nice :thumb 

 

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You have certainly done the place justice mate. great shots :thumb Looks to be in not bad nick which is cool. Still have to get this done.

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