The Palace of Pleasure (or ‘Palace o leasure’ as it was later renamed) was an amusement arcade in the seaside town of Rhyl, North Wales. I first noticed this building and its wondrous state of disrepair back in 2003. Both my friend Dave and I delighted in its creepy run-down look and felt that it had an air of Joker’s hideout about it (the Joker would often occupy an abandoned amusement buildings or ‘fun’ related factories or warehouses). I was passing through again in 2006 and to my delight it was still there, and as I happened to have my camera with me this time round I pulled over to take some photographs. There seemed to have been an attempt to bring a touch of Las Vegas glamour to Rhyl but to no avail, and not even 'Herbie Cabs' could save this sorry looking building from its inevitable fate.
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