Sunday, August 21, 2011

Stained Glass Sunday - Royal Arcade

The yummy Art Nouveau Royal Arcade in Norwich.

And the same window from the outside. Spiffy, huh?

11 comments:

Alifan said...

What a clever clogs to show such great photos, not a lot of people would see what you do...lovely.

dive said...

It's pretty hard to miss this one.
Plus of course, this window leads along the arcade to Digby's the hand-made chocolate shop so I tend to gravitate that way.

Lucio said...

Very!

dive said...

Indeedy.

Speedway said...

All of it is lovely, Dive. I like the colored tiles and the beautifully crafted copper roof. Obviously, no expense was spared in order to create all the beautiful colors and curved lines. *Sigh.*

peahen said...

Mmm, it's been a long time since I've seen it in the flesh. The lettering 'Royal Arcade' is really special too. Beatiful Art Nouveauness.

dive said...

It's even better inside, Speedway.

Pea, "Nouveauness" has now entered my dictionary.

Ms M said...

Wow -- I LOVE that window! And that is a lovely building. Great Nouveauness!

neetzy said...

I too shall share the term Art Nouveauness with everyone! What an incredible set of windows!

Speedway said...

When I looked at the picture, I realized I was imaging how the tiles textures and ridges would feel under my hand. Yesterday, at the fair, I was feeling the faint ridges still in the shaft of a jog-cart that was being made. There's nothing like it is there - the feel and finish of something shaped by hand, both useful and eye-pleasing,rather than machine?

If there were an Art Nouveau revival, would it be called New Nouveau?

dive said...

Ms.M, it is even lovelier inside, filled with bookshops, coffee bars, health food shops and unhealth food shops (my favourite chocolatier).

Mmmm … tactile tiles. You're right, Speedway, hand-shaped is best.
I think maybe we should start a Nouveau Nouveau movement.