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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 30th May, 2010) Views: 3,853 
Grand Arcade
 Grand Arcade   by Stewart Parr  (Nikon D90)
Taken from a flight over Wigan.

Comment by Derek Platt on 30th May 2010 at 03:14
Great pic, but are you going to show it every Sunday


Comment by alan on 30th May 2010 at 03:25
That is not an arcade ! An arcade is a roof spanning the space between
two close buildings. That one is simply one ugly looking building. Who names these things ?


Comment by Dennis Miller on 30th May 2010 at 08:33
This is the one you tilt shifted... yes?

Either way, I love it. Wigan is not a crowded little town after all.


Comment by dave on 30th May 2010 at 09:19
we had this same photo other week


Comment by Rev David Long on 30th May 2010 at 09:51
Although I prefer this to the photoshopped version posted earlier this month, I'm a bit puzzled as to why we seeing it again so soon.


Comment by aitch on 30th May 2010 at 10:17
I can see the car park on top is full again !!


Comment by peterp on 30th May 2010 at 14:55
car park empty due to price of parking me thinks?


Comment by Dot on 30th May 2010 at 15:57
I'm surprised to see lots of shrubs/trees to the right of the central red crane, are the trees in the area of the Wiend?
Thanks for showing this photo again Stewart, I found the tilt shifted one difficult to orientate


Comment by Ken R on 31st May 2010 at 01:08
Its not as grand as the buildings that where there before it.


Comment by Fred Mason on 31st May 2010 at 21:05
Ken R says it all.............


Comment by jean (nee Smith) on 31st May 2010 at 22:44
I`m beginning to think that i never used
to live in Wigan at all !


Comment by Derek G. on 1st June 2010 at 14:46
Wigan ? Looks like something from outer space, Get rid of the useless Labour council, anything worth saving they will have it knocked down and replaced with monstrosities, Anyone who wants to know what a town should look like could visit Oxford and take a look how places should be,PS people still looking for Boar war statue that once stood in Mesnes Park, Wigan Council got rid of that as well,Councillor Brogan bless is soul was one of the councillors who decided to get rid of statue.


Comment by Ferg on 4th July 2010 at 19:18
Oh yes there was this fine building there beforehand, it was a concrete multi-storey car park..yup yup, what a loss.

Oh, you mean the Ritz? that popular place that you couldn't keep people out of? Yeah, was funny they decided to bulldoze that seeing as it was used so much by the locals.

Wigan might not be better aesthetically after this development, but its boost to the town is evident by walking around the town centre these days.


Comment by josie pennington nee beckett on 6th July 2010 at 01:07
ime with you derek,what genious has been given the job to design these hidious blots on the land, i mean wigan police station embarrasing, its up for sale it wants knocking down now!!!!,you just have to look at the old pics of wigan the convant ,the market,the market square the ,ship inn , the little arcades the quaint wigan is being lost, and as for the grand arcade well i hate it and so do lots of other wiganers , theres no character you could be anywhere ,its the same as bolton i loved going in the indoor market town centre but theyve took it all away and put expensive boring shops there instead???? i dont go in anymore, its always empty and ime glad as i dont think it will last and it will serve the big wigs right , there was an opposition book or more with millions of names in that wanted to keep it like it was but them at the top get their way no matter what the publick want, it stinks.


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