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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 13th December, 2017)

Makinson Arcade

Makinson Arcade
Makinson Arcade with it's Christmas Bow.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 with Nikon 50mm F/1.4 AF-S )
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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 .

Comment by: .david.bn11@gmail.com on 15th December 2017 at 14:18

Art Nouveau?

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