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There are so many Royal Arcades around the country, so it was unsurprising to find that Norwich has one too. Built in the Art Nouveau style by George Skipper, it opened in 1899. According to Sir John Betjamin 'he was to Norwich what Gaudi was to Barcelona'.
I particularly loved the window with the flowery trees at the top of the arch which sparkled as the light shone through. The tiles and lamps were perfect to complete the effect. Can you spot the Angel at the top of the building? This is a reference to the fact that the Arcade is on the site of the old Angel Inn.
Look at these magnificent peacocks!
Needless to say, the shops themselves looked very enticing with their bow-fronted windows and dark wooden surrounds, especially the shop selling colourful Macarons and More . . .