Friday, 2 March 2018

Norwich Arcade

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

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 . . .

Cheerio

10 comments:

  1. We always go there for a treat, the chocolate shop is a real delight too.

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    1. I'm sure you are an expert on the best places!

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  2. What a lovely place, but then I like Gaudi's work too.

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    1. The Victorians certainly put a lot of effort into these arcades to make them special.

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  3. Looks wonderful I love all the Art Nouveau patterns and style. Bet the shops were interesting too:)

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    1. There were some really colourful vintage shops too. 😊

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  4. I've never been to Norwich, so interesting to see this arcade. Love the stained glass.
    Cathy x

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    1. There's allsorts to see in Norwich, a very pretty place even in the Winter! x

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  5. We have lots of arcades like this in Leeds and they've had major overhauls in recent years. The architecture is fabulous.

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    1. That's good to hear, it's always nice to have a variety of shopping facilities as well as all the usual chain stores.

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