South Shields Daily Photo

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

Odd tops No. 9

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Architecture in Sunderland

Eastern Themes

Here is the ninth in this infrequent series of odd tops where we lift our eyes above the level of the shops to discover some the exceptional architectural interest above. I’ve featured eight pictures so far from South Shields but this one was found in Sunderland above a Sony shop on the junction of High Street West and Fawcett Street.

There are certainly eastern influences at play here with what look like very Indian symbolisms, I have absolutely no idea what the building’s original uses were, perhaps some kind local reader may be able to supply some history for it. I’d certainly be intrigued to know why an elephant should be included in the design and so high up.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 36 mm lens, /90 second, f5.6, iso 200


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Written by curly

March 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Amazing! Unique! Great shot! I like it very much!


    March 22, 2009 at 4:50 pm

  2. I love it! We have that sort of thing happen in the U.S., too, where the lower-level shopfronts seem to distract people from looking at the interesting things on the upper level.


    March 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm

  3. Wonderful photo. Looks like a Disneyland castle.


    March 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm

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