Saturday, September 30, 2017

Classic Art Deco..



I have been a little anxious over the last few months when walking through Piccadilly Arcade. The gorgeous Art Deco style arcade built between wars in 1938 seems to have more empty shop fronts each time. I'm sure it's the same everywhere, on-line shopping being just one factor playing havoc with real-time shopping. Personally I have an aversion to on-line shopping, I'm more of an instant gratification shopper :) In 2002 the arcade was permanently listed on the State Heritage Register which should save it from insensitive developers.. hands off! Bon weekend, take care and stay safe...

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    I vastly prefer getting things in person.

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  2. It's a beautiful arcade and hopefully will be preserved. I do some shopping online, partly because so many clerks in retail stores are unhelpful at best and you can quickly see a wonderful variety of products available.

    Hope you have a super weekend, also..

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  3. ...shopping sure has changed!

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  4. I've never bought anything on-line! I want to touch and feel what I'm buying!

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  5. I love your street photography Grace. Pictures with people in it are the best. Well, that's only my opinion of course ;-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands!
    Gert Jan
    www.gertjanhermus.nl

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  6. Hope we can keep such places for instant gratification

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  7. Wonderful photos Grace and it looks splendid in b&w. When I shop, I usually do it in person but also online is convenient when you live outside the big towns.

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  8. Looks like a really nice place. Too bad shops are moving out. Same thing here in the States. Nice places with too many empty shops. Cost of rent, taxes, and on line competition. I prefer local unless the price is way out of line. Locally I know what I buy. I buy on line for some items though.
    Happy Weekend Grace.

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  9. We must have missed the arcade. A good reason to return. Our premium shopping and entertainment areas have many empty shops.

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  10. Malls here are emptying out too. It's interesting when store clerks say, "Have you tried on-line?" They will be without jobs soon if we all shop on-line.

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  11. Nice post.Beautiful pic.
    Happy Weekend.

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  12. It is sad to see so many stores closing. One of our malls has recently undergone a drastic renovation to include a more diverse collection of tenants including more restaurants, a charter school, and a pavilion for concerts and ice skating during the winter. It seems to be working.

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  13. Looks like the rise of online shopping is taking its toll on brick and mortar shops. Greetings!

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  14. Wonderful shot! You had me fooled for a bit - no double image of the fellow on the left. My brain is still trying to sort out the angle of where the reflection is being caught. We're in a rather remote area so there are lots of specialty items (or ones where I want a greater choice) I either order online or drive a minimum of an hour if I want "instant" gratification...and how instant is that? We definitely buy local when we can, but it's not always possible.
    Have a great weekend!

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  15. I love shopping in real life though sometimes online shopping here is a must as many things are not easily available here in the country. It is sad that shops are closing down and one wonders what will happen to the empty spaces!
    Love the photo. Have a great weekend, Diane

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  16. Super reflection too.The rent is a killer for small businesses too.

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  17. It is the same as here in our shopping malls and areas. I agree with you, I prefer the real shopping where I can feel and see what I am buying :)

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  18. Yes, sadly here, too, many shops close down, Grace.
    I´m also one of those who prefer to shop locally. And... um... spontaneous ;-)

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  19. I love anything Art Deco.

    I confess, though--I shop almost exclusively online. When the fast food restaurants start delivering, I'll never leave the house.

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  20. I'm with you on that shopping. I much prefer doing it in person. It's such a hassle if something doesn't fit or you don't like it when you get it. This place is beautiful. It reminds me of the arcades in London or Paris. In fact, just last year when I was in London I once again walked through the Burlington Arcade and I don't recall seeing a single empty shop.

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  21. Cool reflection! Unfortunately lots of shops are closing around here too.

    Bon week-end mon amie.

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  22. I too feel sad when I see shops closing. I've ordered online twice, but not to be repeated! Clothes didn't fit well, fabrics were low quality and it was almost as expensive to send things back as it was their original cost, so I just gave the articles away.

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  23. I know the feeling, it's pretty much the same here too. Shops are constantly changing as well. It seems more folks buy things on-line these days.

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  24. half empty malls where I live too..but the city keeps adding new malls! Great reflection!!

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