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Passages 2

Some arcades via Wikipedia.

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The Passage, Nevsky Avenue, Saint Petersburg.

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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan.

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Leadenhall Market, London.

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Gum department store, Moscow.

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  1. #1 posted by Eroom Nala

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    How about the Strand Arcade in Sydney.
    Not sure
    A)how to post an image instead of a link
    &
    B) why this page should be from Germany rather than Australia

    http://www.sydney-australien.de/de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/sydney/strand_arcade.htm

    ;-)

    PS The engraver you can see is where I got my wedding ring resized when I got married. My father give me his wedding ring as he never liked wearing it.

    Nicer looking down from above image of the Arcade here:

    http://virginiariley.com.au/aboutus.php?osCsid=dd1cbe1efc7ddb1c0357e42d5e8afe91

  2. #2 posted by Eroom Nala

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    PS: much larger image with good info on it for photographers

    http://sydneywebcam.smugmug.com/gallery/848485/1/42122836/Large

    Opened in 1892 this was the last of the great Victorian shopping arcades built in Sydney.

    EXIF DATA
    Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/40s f/2.8 ISO 500.

    No idea what all that means. I’m a photographic novice

  3. #3 posted by John

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    Nice, reminds me of a place I found on the Champs Elysses. Interesting that the French invented arcades yet don’t seem to have many large examples while other countries took up the idea and built very grandiose ones. I notice there’s one in Melbourne as well, hadn’t realised they spread as far as Australia.

  4. #4 posted by Eroom Nala

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    We’re almost as British as the Indians (not the native American ones of course) here in the great land of Oz. Or at least we used to be. Barry Humphries, Clive James, et al

  5. #5 posted by John

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    It’s the Victorian side of Australian cities I often forget about. From the outside, Sydney and Melbourne often appear like many American cities, filled with big new buildings and very little older architecture. They’re like LA in that respect, the older stuff is there but it’s the newer buildings that receive all the attention.

  6. #6 posted by Eroom Nala

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    Here’s the local town hall where I live in Parramatta

    http://home.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~wasner/Galleries/Australien/sydney-parramatta-town-hall.JPG

    and here’s the Sydney Town Hall where Neil Gaiman did his talk and book signing at the Sydney Writers Festival not so long ago.

    http://home.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~wasner/Galleries/Australien/sydney-town-hall1.JPG

    http://home.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~wasner/Galleries/Australien/sydney-town-hall2.JPG

    Here’s the interior where he did the talk:

    http://singers.byu.edu/images/Sydney Town Hall August 1996.jpg

    Nice eh?

    Not as old as London buildings but pretty old for Aussie architecture.

    :-)

    Here’s one of those horrible new buildings where myself and other people from work usually have coffee every other day.

    http://sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd4-039.htm

 




 

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