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The Royal Arcade, Mayfair

The Royal Arcade, Albermarle Street, London

The orange tones in this Victorian shopping arcade are a joy.  London has many beautiful, ornate and sophisticated arcades, but the Royal Arcade takes some beating.  It connects Bond Street to Albermarle Street, and was apparently built to connect Browns Hotel to Bond Street.


Edward Jones and Christopher Woodward, in their “A Guide to the Architecture of London” ( London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1992) explain that “It was originally called simply ‘the Arcade’. . . but was ennobled in 1882. . . when Queen Victoria bought her riding skirts and wool” here.

Posted as part of Sue’s Word a Week Challenge: Orange and Lorikart’s Mandarin Orange Monday.

5 replies »

  1. This is a beautiful, ornate building and you have made it even more so by your angles and composition. I also love the contrast between the orange and neutrals. Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)


  2. I love the angle presentation of the first shot, it really draws me in, beautiful

    Come and link up with us for Travel photo Mondays with your travel images, it would be a perfect fit!


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