South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Odd tops No. 4

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Casa Rosa restaurant, South Shields

Casa Rosa

This is the next in my occasional series of “odd tops” (those ornate architectural beauties that you never see, because we don’t spend enough time looking upwards.)

This is the Casa Rosa restaurant in Fowler Street, South Shields which sports a corner turret with domed top and a smattering of Victorian finials, I understand that it’s interior has an exquisite and ornately decorated ceiling, although I have never been inside to see it.

This restaurant had been a branch of the Co-operative Insurance Society for many years and was previously known as the Victoria Hall, although I am yet to learn how it started it’s life on Fowler Street.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, mm lens, 1/500 second, f6.7, iso200

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Written by curly

April 9, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, South Shields

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  1. Beautiful exterior, I have been inside once before and that was just as impressive

    S Wilson

    April 9, 2008 at 12:11 am

  2. Avery nice looking building.

    ken

    April 9, 2008 at 2:03 am

  3. A so wonderful building !!
    Colors are so beautiful…
    Thank you for this nice shot

    Alex

    April 9, 2008 at 3:32 pm

  4. My mother seems to think that before the co-op took it over it was a dance Hall although she cant remember its name .

    Katharine

    April 9, 2008 at 4:00 pm

  5. I’ve never been inside it either Curly, but friends that have raved about it.

    Bryan

    April 10, 2008 at 7:48 am

  6. This was one of the haunts of your mother, Curly. She went dancing in all of the Dance Halls in South Shields and always referred to this one simply as the Victoria.

    Trigger

    April 18, 2008 at 10:35 am


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