Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Angle Volutes

From Monticello Arcade
One of the four iconic columns flanking each interior entrance with angle volutes and female masks at the Monticello Arcade in Norfolk, Virginia. An arcade is the more stylized, ornamented antecedent to the modern shopping mall. Most arcades are covered by a series of arches supported on columns or piers. The Monticello Arcade is one of only two of its kind in the state of Virginia. Canon G10, 1/60 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 200 converted to black and white.


Les said...

One of my favorite spaces in the city.

CIOPhoto said...

I agree Les. I walk through it whenever I can. The Monticello and Selden Arcades were once part of the main pedestrian path from City Hall Avenue to the old ferry slips to Portsmouth.

Janet said...

Interesting photo too!