Thursday, 14 June 2012

Lack of Convenience

Here is a question for all you people familiar with York city centre out there, what is missing from this non-photoshopped picture? 
Yes, that's right, the Splash Palace is no more! Demolished a few weeks ago the whole of Parliament Street centre is being used as a market area once again. For those of you who are wondering what on earth the fuss is about around 25 years ago York town planners took the bizarre decision to site a large block of elaborately colonnaded public lavatories right in the middle of arguably the busiest street in town. As they were directly outside Marks & Spencers (free toilets inside) no locals used them, and as the number of cafes and pubs with their own facilities multiplied few others did too. New facilities nearby (Silver Street) finally made the Splash Palace redundant, now they have been flattened and IMHO Parliament Street looks far better without them.


  1. I cannot imagine them ever being there from this photo!

  2. Sounds like a great improvement!

  3. And your outdoor market is thriving. That's wonderful.


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