Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Walking In The Air

The subject of today's post isn't the signpost with the pigeon sitting on the top (lovely as it is) but the skywalk in the background. I know many cities around the world have these, some to protect people from extreme cold winter weather others to link buildings together. That is what this one does. It links the Regent Arcade shopping centre with Cavendish House department store. The glass covered walkway bridges Regent Street below and is home to Cafe Roma, a nice place for a light bite or a refreshing drink, as long as you don't mind the passing shoppers and the traffic below!

Do you have a skywalk in your home town?
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11 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, yes, indeed! St. Paul, MN has miles of skywalks and using them with the buildings they connect give pedestrians warm cozy walks in our traditionally below-zero winter weather. In the Twin Cities Minneapolis has 8 miles of skyways---the largest in the world--and St. Paul has 5 miles. The weather is one reason why we snowbird to Mexico for the season. Keeps the skyways less crowded when some of us leave for the winter!

Bibi said...

Hmmm...now I'm wondering. I know there is one in my hometown in the US, but I don't think there's one here in Belgrade. Should be; they're fun.

Cheltenham Hotel Manager said...

In all the time I've lived in Cheltenham, don't think I've ever walked across it!

Babooshka said...

Absolutely do not have anything so space age here, but I can provide the pigeon, along with pigeon post.

Mo said...

Be safer if we could walk around the entire city this way. Latest news here is Boris nearly got knocked off his bike. Same time he is trying to encourage more of us to take up bike riding. Sure thing Boris!

Ken Mac said...

we have an old one in Chelsea. It looks like something from Flash Gordon, it's so old and creaky

JM said...

I love this kind of aerial pathways! When I was visiting Antígua (Guatemala) I stayed in a old hotel that has previously been a convent with a beautiful arch connecting the building in front that was part of the same convent. This was made some centuries ago to allow the nuns crossing the street and not be seen by anyone. This yellow (almost orange) arch/pathway is now the ex-libris of the city.

Tanya said...

They have them in Atlanta, not sure if I've seen them downtown Roanoke, now I'll have to be on the lookout for them!

Dusty Lens said...

Yep, we have them in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Except we call them Skyways. In fact, 2 years ago, a number of us photobloggers got together to walk the skyway system on a photoshoot. We were only able to shoot in the skyway and not the main buildings. We got kicked out of a number of buildings by security. It was a fun day all around.

Keropok Man said...

We have lots of them paths that are build underground too!

slim said...

We don't have any in Quincy but Boston has a few; a particularly nice one at Copley Place.

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