Monday, 5 July 2010

Victorian Arcade

Wandering round the shopping centre in Ilkley is a delight. There are some lovely small shops and exclusive boutiques. You can also visit one of the original Victorian arcades - a forerunner, I suppose, of our modern day shopping malls. It has been attractively restored, with hanging baskets and a fountain.

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  1. We have a small old arcade in Reading; I have frequently gone there with 400 ASA film and a wide angle for b&w shots.

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  2. I love this kind of place!This one is very beautyfully restaured!I wonder how you managed to take pictures without anyone...

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  3. Definitely a beautiful arcade.
    A pleasant place to do your shopping.
    Costas

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  4. This looks like a nice place to while away an hour or two.

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  5. A nice area to visit, charming building.

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  6. What a lovely place this seems to be!

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  7. It's beautiful! I love blue and gold colors.

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  8. You must have caught it early on a weekday or something to get it so empty. Very attractive place.

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  9. The Victorians knew how to build with style! It has so much more chrtacter than our modern shopping centres!!

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  10. I could spend hours wandering around a place like this. Beautiful! I really like the angle you chose to take this photo from. :o)

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  11. I like the ambiance of this place. I guess it's the unpainted wood, glass ceiling and hanging plants.

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  12. Ilkley looks like a delightful place to visit, maybe I will put it on my places-to-visit list.

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  13. I didn't know they had such things back then - pretty!

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  14. Great arcade! Is that where the people who go walking on the moor buy their hats so they won't be on d'moor bar d'hat?

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  15. What a beautiful place! I can picture the ladies shopping there when it was new in their elaborate dresses and hats.

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