Birmingham’s Victorian shopping arcade.
Following on from my last vintage postcard blog post about the Great Western Arcade (Vintage Postcard #2) I thought I should do an update and post some piccies of what the arcade looks like today. Below are a selection of photographs which show the recent refurb of the arcade and I think you’ll agree it has retained plenty of its Victorian elegance and charm.
Photograph above shows the grand Baroque Revival entrance off Temple Row with intricate carvings, pilasters and ornamentation.
An interior shot of the Arcade interior which shows the new apex roof structure.
The turquoise and white paintwork brings some vibrancy and life to the interior. Details are highlighted in gold. I think the picture above shows the position of where the original central glass dome would have been.
There are a few interesting independent shops which are worth a visit such as the Handmade Boutique and Ethos jewellery along with high street names and eateries.