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In issue 8 of The Simple Things magazine, there was a wonderful feature about shopping arcades around the UK. I was fascinated by the stories behind them, and it inspired me to go out and take some photos of my local arcade – Central Arcade in Newcastle. If you’re a visitor to Newcastle it’s definitely worth a look (the Visitor Information Centre is there, which is handy!). If you’re a native, then you should go and take time to admire this beautiful place.

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There are so many beautiful things about this building – the glass ceiling, the balconies, the arches…but my favourite thing about it is the tiled floor with its amazing patterns.

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If you’re about and about in your own city, or travelling about, take time to look at the architecture around you – there’s so much to see!

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This is part of the original article from The Simple Things – such a fab magazine! They also have an excellent blog, so check it out!

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