Pretoria Image: Martineau Place

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This is the inside of Martineau Place. A shopping centre opened in 2001.

I keep looking up at these roof canopies, and think that they would make interesting shots, and they have.

This is what was Martineau Street, cut in 1887. It was replaced by the Commercial Union development of 1959 – 65 by J Seymour Harris & Partners.

It was replaced in 2000 – 01 by the first stage of the Martineau Galleries scheme. By Leslie Jones Architects.

Blue mullions topped with gold saucers, an entrance on Corporation Street with hugely inflated silver metal keystones, a pointed prow canopy in Union Street, and at the corner of Bull Street a miniture Odeon in blocky moderne. A gimicky mishmash.

From Pevsner Architectural Guides: Birmingham by Andy Foster.

More here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martineau_Place

In here it seems to be mostly for getting food at lunchtime, and restaurants.

Places to eat out at this end.

Spud U Like on the left, Bruger King and Yum Yum on the right.

At the end, City Arcade in scaffolding.

The office tower is undeveloped is called One Martineau Place.

This area is called Martineau Square.

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My ethos is espoused in the words of Nelson Mandela: “I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. If need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

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