Newcastle’s elegant Edwardian Central Arcade is tiled from floor to ceiling. Moulded and decorated faience tiles cover the upper walls and entrance pillars.  Terrazzo mosaic tiles cover the floor. Daylight streams through the barrel vaulted iron and glass roof above, glinting on the glossy surface of the tiles and the polished woodwork of the shop fronts.  Opened in 1906, the arcade seems to be wearing well. Here are some of the details.


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