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Arcade End

By Philip_H
County Arcade - seen from the Briggate end, this is one of the five surviving Victorian arcades in Leeds, West Yorkshire, of the original eight which were built between 1878 and 1900. Along with the nearby Cross Arcade, it was built by the theatre architect Frank Matcham. Both feature lavish ornamental embellishment: marble columns on the ground floor, coloured mosaic frescoes in the three galleried domes, a cast-iron gallery lined by a faience frieze of fruit, and ornamental cast-iron arches supporting the glass roof.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Fantail'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: West yorkshire Architecture Leeds Arcade Shopping arcade County arcade Victorian arcade Victorian shopping arcade Frank matcham

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barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 6:15PM
gosh!!! where were you when you took this beauty
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
22 Oct 2013 6:18PM
An excellent capture, Philip, I think Barbara must walk around with her eyes closed, after all, she's a Leeds lass Wink Carol
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 6:22PM
I know it well.....
but as you can see its the roof
Philip must have had a very tall ladder or access to the upstairs sectionWink
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
22 Oct 2013 6:23PM
Such a beautiful and busy photo Philip Smile
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 6:32PM

Quote:I know it well.....
but as you can see its the roof
Philip must have had a very tall ladder or access to the upstairs sectionWink



No! I was firmly on the ground, Barbara. Just zoomed in to get the detail I wanted Grin

Didn't know it had an upstairs section! Blush

P Smile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 6:36PM
you can see the green balcones in your piccy... think its storage ..
but will look again tomorrow..Wink
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
22 Oct 2013 6:44PM
Great shot, like your compositions
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
22 Oct 2013 7:05PM
An excellent angle, Philip, lots of receding repetitive shapes.

Dave
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 7:06PM
A 'busy' composition, loads of details, but it makes sense, it's structured and organised. All those neat verticals, with the diagonal row of lamps. Clever.
Moira
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 8:35PM
Others seem to recognise it, Philip, but I don't. The Victorian decoration really appeals to me, and you've included so much detail here, with curves, straight lines and diagonals all combining to make an excellent image of the arcade's unique detail.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
22 Oct 2013 9:46PM
Quite fancy , this place!
Good shot of it!
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
22 Oct 2013 10:23PM
Lots of things to get you interested, beautifully done, Philip.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 7:07AM
Lots of things going on in this image which makes it very interesting, well captured PhilipSmile


Cliff
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
23 Oct 2013 12:08PM
Beautifully composed interesting shot Philip.
Rende

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