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The oldest arcade in Bournemouth was built in the 1860s, with the glass roof going up in the early 1870s. It’s a simple walkway in the centre of the town about 100 metres long. There’s an interesting mix of shops today from the oldest resident, Chas. Fox, the jeweller’s, here for over 100 years, to…

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De Passage in The Hague is a superb arcade with extraordinary high glass ceilings and three arms, all leading out from the central glass dome. The dome and two of those arms were built in 1885; the third arm in 1929. The original foundation stone was laid a little four year old girl called Eliza,…

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The highlights of North Bridge Arcade in Edinburgh are overhead. The round, dome-like stained glass ceiling in the middle of the arcade is magnificent, but the sparkling gold leaf mosaic on one of the ceilings gives the feel of a starlit night for those entering the arcade from the Old Town of Edinburgh. There are…

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Cathedral Arcade in Melbourne is one of the Victorian capital’s hidden gems. It runs through the ground floor of the 1926 Nicholas Building, famous today for its vintage lift and for its arty studios in the offices upstairs. The arcade is in an L-shape with entrances on Swanston Street and Flinders Lane. The highlight is…

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