Sunday, 7 August 2011

Royal Arcade

When we were in Norwich last week we wandered through the bea-u-ti-ful Royal Arcade.

Apparently the lanterns which you can see here were only added during the 1980's when the arcade under went restoration.



The colour, pattern and artwork of the tiles is stunning.








They were designed by W J Neatby who also designed tiles for Harrods food hall.




And if they weren't enough just look at this delicious Art Nouveau stained glass window.


The view from inside




and outside














It knocks spots of modern day malls don't you think?

11 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

It certainly looks fabulous,

Victoria xx

Michela said...

I wonder if I've ever been there during the 3 boring weeks I spent in Norwich, as can't remember those tiles! It must be old age.. :D
xxx

Louise said...

It certainly does! I love that stained glass window.

Kathy said...

It's beautiful. Those tiles are stunning!
xxx

elsy said...

i love Norwich Lisa....the arcade is wonderful isn't it.....looks like you all having a good summer....(except for 4 hours of ironing that is)x

Lynn said...

Spectacular! I would take that over a bland modern mall ANY day. (And I just heard that the entire city of Norwich offers free WiFi - imagine!)

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

Gorgeous - you've made me want to go to Norwich now!

ellen's 52 said...

I must have walked through the Royal Arcade hundreds of times, but never knew about the Harrods link. I've just spent a week on hols in Wiltshire taking photos of wonderful old architecture while forgetting how wonderful the bits I look at every day are - thanks for the beautifully photographed reminder!

Little Blue Mouse said...

What a beautiful building, I love the stained glass window.

Elaine said...

It looks fantastic - so much lovely detail (oh, and great photos too). It makes me want to go to Norwich!

Bad Penny said...

Beautiful. It's now on my " must visit " list !