Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 21st April, 2009)
Photo: Dave (Nikon D300 - Nikon 17-55mm AF-S F2.8)
Allway,s looks good ,lots of great colours, not as wide as i thought.
Well let's hope they don't bulldoze this 'in the name of progress'
Isn't this Makinson Arcade, or am I getting confused and this is one of the little arcades off the big one in Royal Arcade (which explains for A parr Aussie why it looks little)?
George this is the Royal Arcade - the last "real" one to be built in around 1921.
It runs from Standishgate through to Marsden St, near Hope St.
The first one was Grimes' Arcade which ran from Library St /Arcade St through to King St but is now boarded up. Then there is Makinsons Arcade which runs from Standishgate through to what was Woodcock St. Slightly higher up Standishgate towards the Commercial Yard was the Market Arcade whcih had a pub called the Legs of Mann at each end! This was demolished to make what is now the Marketgate centre.
Hope this helps.
Ah! Of course - behind BHS. I know where we are now :)