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4 & 6. “The Paradise” (The Palais Theatre) – GD

On February 23rd, 2014, we set off on a new tome travel of Simmone Howell’s ‘Girl Defective’.  Fortunately for us, Simmone had already mapped out the locations on Google Maps.  You can view this here.  This map, combined with a re-read and a very helpful list that Simmone kindly provided us with, allowed us to map out Girl Defective in photo form.  We are very happy to share it with you all.    

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‘Across the road sat the Paradise, all peeling walls and pot-bellied gargoyles and promises forsaken.  A man was camped on a fold-up chair out the front.  He had a blanket over his lap, and a hand-painted sign: ‘Save the Paradise from the Greasy Palms of Monsters.”– pg 43

Simmone told us that the Paradise is actually a mix between The Palais and The Palace.  The two were side by side, but The Palace has since been demolished (Wikipedia tells us this was due to damage caused by a fire back in 2007).  That site got turned into a car park and whenever I think about that, the song ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ pops into my head.  The only other semi-interesting thing I have to say about this location is that my mum won tickets to see a special performance by INXS at the Palais and I went with her.  But it was JD Fortune who is just not the same as Michael (and is also a bit of a twat [spell it with your peas!])

– Annette

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2 thoughts on “4 & 6. “The Paradise” (The Palais Theatre) – GD

    • thetometravellers says:

      Easy A is the best! “sharpening your pencils? sharpening ’em on up? sharpie sharpie sharp”

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