Central Archade

Info from Wiki:

The Central Arcade in Newcastle upon Tyne, England is an elegant Edwardian shopping arcade built in 1906 and designed by Oswald and Son, of Newcastle. It is contained within the Central Exchange building, which was built by Richard Grainger in 1836-38 to the designs of John Wardle and George Walker. The Central Exchange is a triangular building which was intended to be a corn exchange but became a subscription newsroom. The building was ravaged by fire in 1867 and again in 1901, and in 1906 the Central Arcade was created within the original building.

The building is bounded by Grainger Street, Grey Street, and Market Street with entrances serving all three streets. It houses several shops

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 14th 2013

14 Responses to “Central Arcade”

  1. liz says:

    Very fine.

  2. Beakerkin says:

    Looks like Union Station in DC a bit. I try and visit the rail stations when I am on the road. NYC’s Penn Station is a dump, but Grand Central Station is wonderful.

    I am sorry about Jams. He was a good person even if we disagreed at times. Sadly,
    the one post I never got to write was about our shared vocation. He was an immigration officer, but left the trade. A post with an English and American Immigration officer would have been memorable.

    All types of people were fond of him.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is a shame you didn’t get to do that post with. He will be missed by a lot of people, not least his family.

      His photography inspired me a lot.

  3. JD says:

    That looks familiar.
    I seem to remember it from somewhere :)

  4. Hello!
    I’m back from my holiday in Shropshire!
    Yes, saw all the museums in Ironbridge. Ha… ;o)

  5. Astrid says:

    I am always impressed by these arcades, there is a beautiful one in The Hague, De Passage. I tried to google it, but it is in Dutch and does not show many pictures.
    Great shot, not too many people yet.

  6. J_on_tour says:

    Fantastic image & arcade. You’re lucky to see it so quiet and without a busker in the shot. Affectionately known as Windows Arcade named after the large iconic music shop to the left. The tiling on the wall at each end is unbelievable and apart from Grainger, I was unaware of its newsroom and fire history, thanks for that.