Former Swimming-Pool

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This museum used to be a swimming-pool. It is now an art gallery which hosts paintings, statues and textiles. It is located in Roubaix, a town in Northern France. This swimming-pool was built beween 1927 and 1932 at the request of mayor Jean-Baptiste Lebas. At that time Roubaix was a major textile center where people lived in insalubrious conditions. The swimming-pool was meant to help them have healthy activities.

I hope you will excuse the darkness but I took these photos with my phone.

For more watery photos, visit Watery Wednesday.

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12 thoughts on “Former Swimming-Pool

  1. That is beautiful. It’s a shame it’s no longer used for swimming, but the alternative usage is far better than letting the building stand derelict.

    In London, we have the Tate Modern Gallery, that used to be a power station. And of course, lots of old bank buildings are now restaurants…….

  2. Incroyable! My former swimming pool is now dust, torn down to become (most probably) condos that no one except the developer needs.

    Striking scenes. You take good phone photos! Someone enjoyed ornament.

  3. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the inside is an amazing structure. What an elaborate pool. Too bad they don’t make them like that anymore! Great job considering you only had your phone with you…enjoy the water!

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