I know that Craig is just the name, I do not know if it is popular or not, but I know only one Craig :) so I can't resist posting and dedicate this shot to our friend.
In big cities in Australia there are beautiful old style shopping centers called Arcades. there is one famous in Sydney - Queen Victoria Building when someone is banned from shopping, Melbourne and Adelaide has nice arcade and I saw also Brisbane Arcade.
Brisbane Arcade is a heritage-listed shopping arcade located at 160 Queen Street and runs from Queen Street (now part of Queen Street Mall) and Adelaide Street in the city of Brisbane.
Brisbane Arcade was built in 1923 for Dr James Mayne, and his sister Mary Emelia Mayne. It was designed by Richard Gailey, Jr. and constructed at a cost of £70,000, with the Queen Street section built by J. & E.L. Rees, and the Adelaide Street section completed by Forsyth and Speering. Construction was completed in the same year and the arcade was subsequently opened in 1924.
Since the deaths of James Mayne in 1939, and Mary Mayne in 1940, Brisbane Arcade has been operated by a board of trustees acting on behalf of their estates, with operating proceeds benefiting the University of Queensland School of Medicine. McGees Property manages the arcade on behalf of the board of trustees.
On 5 February 1952, the Johnstone Gallery was opened in a former bomb shelter under Brisbane Arcade, where it remained until closing on 19 December 1957 in order to relocate to Bowen Hills.
Brisbane Arcade was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
The arcade features art work from the hosting of Brisbane's World Expo '88, namely, "Mirage" by Swiss-Israeli artist Gidon Graetz.
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macjake (59066) 2013-08-01 2:29
now how on earth can I possibly resist critiquing this photo eh Malgo!!??
You may not believe me, but as you posted this photo I was talking about you to a friend of mine - I guess it was meant to be.
out of all the photo's we've seen from Australia, I don't think i've seen this subject before.
and of course I like the 'craig' in the centre :)
its a very solid indoor photo, hard to often get correct. nice work all around in dark light and slow shutter speed.
ikeharel (60557) 2013-08-01 3:00
Now the Brisbane-Arcade people know all about "our" Craig...
Malls usually seem the same, but I reckon from pic. of Lisa's and now yours, in Australia they really look lavish. The chandeliers surely do best job added to the ambioance.
Nice indoor's light management.
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-08-01 3:06
Heil, Bardzo ciekawy w kolorach widok, podoba mi siê to ujêcie fotograficzne. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2013-08-01 3:38
a nice shot Malgo, and the selected name is more interesting. Your composition is good and the light is adjusted masterfully. Great colours and depth. A very good one indeed. Tfs.
Sergiom (64195) 2013-08-01 4:42
J'aime la belle netteté des boutiques tandis que les passants sont un peu flous, ce qui donne une impression de mouvement. La lumière est superbement gérée.
jjcordier (77898) 2013-08-01 8:14
Amusante dédicace à Craig mais aussi très bonne photo de cette galerie avec un cadrage vertical intéressant.
Silvio1953 (127058) 2013-08-01 11:16
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fantastic gallery, I cannot enter here with my wife :), splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
limielski (0) 2013-08-01 11:42
Swietne bo z humorem i swietne bo doskonałe zdjecie.
Myslałem najpierw, ze to może gdzies w Polsce z Craigiem :-) haha hahahahaha
carlo62 (36303) 2013-08-01 14:24
sicuramente un bel regalo per il nostro amico, ma anche una bella foto, con un'eccellente esposizione, questo centro commerciale è ormai divenuto un pezzo di antiquariato commerciale di ottima fattura.
delpeoples (54193) 2013-08-03 22:11
Witaj cara Itchy Feet
Did you get banned from here too? :) This reminds me a lot of the Strand Arcade in Sydney. I think we went there with you. The warm light and colours are so attractive and you regulated the light so well. Particularly near the roof, the extremes of light and shaded areas are superbly balanced. I had no idea that Brisbane had a treasure like this. Thanks for sharing it.