Makinson Arcade by Dave (Oy) (Nikon D850 with Nikon 50mm F/1.4 AF-S )
Makinson Arcade with it's Christmas Bow.
Comment by Helen of Troy on 13th December 2017 at 08:26
Nice one Dave!
God forbid anyone messes with that arcade !
Comment by kath on 13th December 2017 at 08:49
Comment by Rev David Long on 13th December 2017 at 14:51
Too late, Helen - that horse has bolted. The Faux-Art-Nouveau canopy and sign are not original. It had a much more prosaic sign on the Standishgate frontage - I'm surmising it was tarted up along with the interior during the Galleries redevelopment.
I don't remember seeing anything to show that Art Nouveau ever reached Wigan.... ;-))
Comment by Ellen on 14th December 2017 at 00:22
I agree with Helen,..the Art Nouveau style canopy, though 'fake' seems to me to be more in keeping with the feel I have about the Arcade...The bow is tasteful and not over the top!
Comment by Helen of Troy on 14th December 2017 at 13:14
Now, you have really depressed me Rev
Long !! I knew that arcade way back, when the tea & coffee importers was situated at the market hall end. As a small child I used to go there with my Grandfather, it was fascinating.
As Ellen says the entrance it seems in keeping with an arcade, so maybe a slightly lesser evil, could be alot worse !
Comment by annspam on 14th December 2017 at 19:16
The christmas Bow is about the best decoration around the town .
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