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  • A peculiarity of Guayaquil is that the upper floors in the business streets project over the walks, forming covered arcades.

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  • The botanical garden, with its large palm-house, the Hofgarten, surrounded with arcades containing frescoes of Greek landscapes by Rottmann, and the Maximilian park to the east of the Isar, complete the list of public parks.

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  • Its majestic cathedral was built in the 13th century on the site of a Romanesque church, to which the lateral arcades of the nave and the two western towers with their high stone spires belonged.

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  • It rests on a series of arcades supported by white marble columns.

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  • The facade, which is flanked by two square towers without spires, has three portals decorated with a profusion of statuary, the central portal having a remarkable statue of Christ of the 13th century; they are surmounted by two galleries, the upper one containing twenty-two statues of the kings of Judah in its arcades, and by a fine rose-window.

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  • It rests on a series of arcades supported by white marble columns.

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  • Externally the finest part of the building is the west front, in which the note struck by the range of arches running round the base is repeated by four open arcades.

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  • The upper storey often recedes, leaving wide corridors under the overhanging eaves, and in the " plazas " there are frequently covered arcades.

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  • It is a double arch, and above it are two orders of smaller arcades.

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  • To the south of the church there is a cloister (latter half of the 15th century) with graceful arcades.

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  • The principal square is surrounded by old houses with arcades.

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  • The streets are lined with massive arcades.

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  • There are a cathedral, the church of St Benedict and other churches, with Romanesque 14th-century facades; the town-hall; and the prefecture, with Romanesque arcades.

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  • The interior is composed of oblong court-yards surrounded by buildings and arcades.

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  • Its former greatness is attested by many Roman remains, the chief of which are two well-preserved stone gateways, the Porte d'Arroux and the Porte St Andre, both pierced with four archways and surmounted by arcades.

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  • 3 About the middle of this line the longitudinal thoroughfares are pushed aside by the vast courtyard and colonnades composing the great mosque, which, with its spacious arcades surrounding the Ka`ba and other holy places, and its seven minarets, forms the only prominent architectural feature of the city.

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  • The mosque is enclosed by houses with windows opening on the arcades and commanding a view of the Ka`ba.

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  • The present town, French in character, has well-built modern streets with many arcades, and numbers among its buildings several mosques and churches, extensive barracks and a large military hospital.

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  • The 18th-century parish church and the 15th-century castle rise in a striking fashion above the town, in the chief street of which are arcades (locally called Lauben) as in Bern.

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  • The nave arcades are of four bays, with octagonal shafts, molded capitals and bases, and pointed arches.

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  • amusement arcades need a license to enable the public to play on fruit machines where a cash prize can be won.

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  • arcades of the nave are surprisingly different in character tho of similar date.

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  • The Rows are simply long, covered arcades formed by running a highway through the first stories of a street of old buildings.

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  • The ancient font offsets what appear to be Victorian arcades.

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  • All amusement arcades need a license to enable the public to play on fruit machines where a cash prize can be won.

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  • coin-op arcades.

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  • The walls of the nave consist of arcades, with Doric colonnades above through which the light enters the building.

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  • Inside, graceful arcades divide the lofty clerestoried nave from the aisles.

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  • These markets take place in the medieval market square with its arched arcades and are delightfully picturesque.

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  • Round arcades, Corinthian columns in the end walls, Corinthian pilasters on the side walls.

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  • The arcades which form the aisles, consist of four bays of pointed arches resting upon circular columns with molded capitals.

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  • The façade, flanked by two towers with cupolas, is decorated with arcades filled in with statuary and sculpture, the whole representing the Last Judgment.

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  • and of the whole 230 ft., so that it is a building of considerable size; the stage is well preserved and so are parts of the external arcades of the auditorium.

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  • It is an octagon, with a dome; in the interior are two arcades one above the other.

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  • Freeman, on account of the Romanesque character of the architecture, thought it probable that it really belongs to the time of the Lombard kings, and his opinion is shared by Ricci and Rivoira, who consider it to be a guardhouse erected by the exarchs, recent explorations having made it clear that it was an addition to the palace, while mosaic pavements and an atrium once surrounded by arcades really belonging to the latter were found in 1870 behind S.

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  • Mahommedan religion, consisting generally of a large open court (sahn) surrounded by arcades (liwan), with a fountain (mida-a) in the centre of the court, for the ablutions necessary before prayer.

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  • The arcades in front of the Mecca niche were sometimes of considerable depth, and constituted the prayer chamber (maksura), portions of which were occasionally enclosed with lattice work.

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  • 705 on the foundations of the basilican church of St John: its plan differs therefore from the normal type in that its arcades run east and west, and the transept in the centre becomes the prayer chamber.

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  • Sophia: they have courts in front with a range of arcades round, and the centre portion forms the prayer chamber, the side aisles serving as passages.

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  • The materials of the native styles of India, however, did not lend themselves to their utilization as in Syria, Egypt and North Africa, where the columns and capitals formed the substructure of the arcades which surrounded their courts.

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  • The covered aisles of the court of the Jumma Musjid at Jaunpur are in three storeys with piers, bracket-capitals and architraves, bearing therefore no resemblance to the arcades of Kairawan and Cordova, and constituting a different style.

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  • The summit is occupied by a massive terrace, supported by arcades of fine opus incertum (traditionally, but wrongly, called the palace of Theodoric) on all sides except the E., and commanding a magnificent view seaward over the coast and over the Pomptine Marshes.

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  • It is built round a square interior court surrounded by arcades, and is occupied by learned societies.

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  • In 1679 the university was established in the old Cloth Workers' Hall, a building dating from 1317, with long arcades and graceful pillars supporting the upper storeys.

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  • Externally the finest part of the building is the west front, in which the note struck by the range of arches running round the base is repeated by four open arcades.

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  • The basement is surrounded by a range of semicircular arches supported by fifteen columns, and above this rise six arcades with thirty columns each.

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  • The upper storey often recedes, leaving wide corridors under the overhanging eaves, and in the " plazas " there are frequently covered arcades.

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  • The botanical garden, with its large palm-house, the Hofgarten, surrounded with arcades containing frescoes of Greek landscapes by Rottmann, and the Maximilian park to the east of the Isar, complete the list of public parks.

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  • Almost the whole of its external arcades, with three tiers of arches, have now disappeared; it was partly thrown down by an earthquake in 1184, and subsequently used to supply building materials.

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  • Anastasia, and by many more or less mutilated palaces, with fine courts surrounded by arcades in one or more storeys.

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  • It is a double arch, and above it are two orders of smaller arcades.

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  • The portal consists of three arched openings, above which are two stages of arcades, open to the light and supported on slender columns.

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  • Many of the dwellings of the richer residents are adorned with arcades, the marble columns of which were taken from the ruins of Carthage.

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  • Of the upper portion the interior is well preserved, but very little of the external arcades remains.

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  • To the south of the church there is a cloister (latter half of the 15th century) with graceful arcades.

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  • The cloister, one of the purest and most graceful works of the 13th century, is surrounded by double lines of slender columns carrying pointed arcades, between which delicate floral designs are carved.

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  • The streets are fairly wide and straight, and several of the houses belonging to aristocratic Moors, descendants of those expelled from Spain, have fine courts surrounded by arcades, some with marble fountains and planted with orange trees.

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  • The cathedral is partly of the 12th century, with a porch and facade with small arcades - in black and white marble, as is the case with several other churches of Pistoiabut was remodelled in the 13th century, and modernized inside in the worst taste.

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  • Street in 1860, is remarkable; the richness of the work within increases from west to east, culminating in a choir arcade decorated with work among the finest of its period extant; the period is that of the choir of Westminster Abbey, and from a comparison of building materials, choir arcades and sculpture of foliage, a common architect has been suggested.

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  • Among ecclesiastical buildings are remains of two monastic foundations - the priory of St Botolph, founded early in the 12th century for Augustinian canons, of which part of the fine Norman west front (in which Roman bricks occur), and of the nave arcades remain; and the restored gateway of the Benedictine monastery of St John, founded by Eudo, steward to William II.

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  • In front is a beautiful quadrangular court (112 by 102 ft.), surrounded by arcades formed of twenty-eight ancient pillars mostly of granite from Paestum, and containing twelve sarcophagi of various periods; the middle entrance into the church is closed by remarkable bronze doors of 11th-century Byzantine work.

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  • The principal court (there are nine in all) is surrounded by fine arcades of the 17th century by Ricchini.

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  • The usual plan of a congregational mosque is a large, square, open court, surrounded by arcades of which the chief, often several bays deep, and known as the Manksura, or prayer-chamber, faces Mecca (eastward), and has inside its outer wall a decorated niche to mark the direction of prayer.

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  • The chief buildings are the Carmelite Priory (ruins dating perhaps from the 13th century); a Bluecoat school (1514); a free grammar school (1527); an orphan girl school (funds left by Thomas Howel to the Drapers' Co., in Henry VII.'s reign); the town hall (built in 1572 by Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, enlarged and restored in 1780); an unfinished church (begun by Leicester); a market hall (with arcades or "rows," such as those of Chester or Yarmouth); and the old parish church of St Marcella.

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  • The facade, which is flanked by two square towers without spires, has three portals decorated with a profusion of statuary, the central portal having a remarkable statue of Christ of the 13th century; they are surmounted by two galleries, the upper one containing twenty-two statues of the kings of Judah in its arcades, and by a fine rose-window.

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  • A peculiarity of Guayaquil is that the upper floors in the business streets project over the walks, forming covered arcades.

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  • To the north, in the Piazza Stesicoro, is the amphitheatre, a considerable portion of which has been uncovered, including the two corridors which ran round the whole building and gave access to the seats, while a part of the arcades of the exterior has been excavated and left open; the pillars are made of blocks of lava, and the arches of brick.

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  • The upper part of the main facade, with arcades of pointed arches, dates from the 13th century, and the portal has recumbent lions and elaborate sculptures above.

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  • Some arcades of the amphitheatre (the diameters of which are 282 ft.

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  • Within the town the arcades (or Lauben) on either side of the main street, and the numerous elaborately ornamented fountains attract the eye, as well as the two remaining towers that formerly stood on the old walls but are now in the centre of the town; the Zeitglockenthurm (famous for its singular 16th- century clock, with its mechanical contrivances, set in motion when the hour strikes) and the Kdfichthurm.

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  • The most important feature was the market-square, often surrounded by arcades with stalls for the sale of the principal commodities, and with a number of straight streets leading thence to the city gates.

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  • The prefecture occupies the buildings of the famous abbey of St Aubin; in its courtyard are elaborately sculptured arcades of the 11 th and 12th centuries, from which period dates the tower, the only survival of the splendid abbeychurch.

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  • The principal square is surrounded by old houses with arcades.

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  • Its majestic cathedral was built in the 13th century on the site of a Romanesque church, to which the lateral arcades of the nave and the two western towers with their high stone spires belonged.

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  • It is remarkable that in the arcades a pillar generally occupies the middle of the façade.

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  • The cathedral of St Martin was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm (later Pope Alexander II.); but the great apse with its tall columnar arcades and the fine campanile are probably the only remnants of the early edifice, the nave and transepts having been rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 14th century, while the west front was begun in 1204 by Guidetto (lately identified with Guido Bigarelli of Como), and "consists of a vast portico of three magnificent arches, and above them three ranges of open galleries covered with all the devices of an exuberant fancy."

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  • The streets are lined with massive arcades.

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  • There are a cathedral, the church of St Benedict and other churches, with Romanesque 14th-century facades; the town-hall; and the prefecture, with Romanesque arcades.

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  • The interior is composed of oblong court-yards surrounded by buildings and arcades.

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  • Its former greatness is attested by many Roman remains, the chief of which are two well-preserved stone gateways, the Porte d'Arroux and the Porte St Andre, both pierced with four archways and surmounted by arcades.

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  • 3 About the middle of this line the longitudinal thoroughfares are pushed aside by the vast courtyard and colonnades composing the great mosque, which, with its spacious arcades surrounding the Ka`ba and other holy places, and its seven minarets, forms the only prominent architectural feature of the city.

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  • The mosque is enclosed by houses with windows opening on the arcades and commanding a view of the Ka`ba.

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  • In each division a great street ran through the city from east to west, generally lined with arcades on one side, but with arcades on both sides when traversing the finer and busier quarters.

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  • The present town, French in character, has well-built modern streets with many arcades, and numbers among its buildings several mosques and churches, extensive barracks and a large military hospital.

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  • The 18th-century parish church and the 15th-century castle rise in a striking fashion above the town, in the chief street of which are arcades (locally called Lauben) as in Bern.

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  • The arcades which form the aisles, consist of four bays of pointed arches resting upon circular columns with molded capitals.

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  • The nave arcades are of four bays, with octagonal shafts, molded capitals and bases, and pointed arches of two chamfered orders.

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  • The chancel, the nave arcades and the south aisle were rebuilt in the 13th century.

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  • Many of the free to play arcade games found online originally gained popularity as coin-operated games located within business establishments and arcades.

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  • No matter if you've never played Pac Man or want to get that feeling back from when you hit the arcades in the early 1980's, playing Pac Man online can benefit both types of players.

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  • Dedicated teen areas such as video arcades or discos.

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  • Ship size: Larger ships, which boast huge playrooms, massive swimming pools and super-sized video arcades, are great choices for families with young children.

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  • The company features a litany of kid-friendly activities and amenities from video arcades and kids' clubhouses to nature programs and hands-on craft workshops.

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  • Several arcades are spread throughout the park and offer not only video games but also ticket-bearing games and prize redemption centers.

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  • With luxury spas, fitness centers, arcades, and other features in addition to the water park, there is truly something for everyone at these themed resorts.

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  • Each park also offers a selection of rides and other attractions, including motion simulators, children's play areas, and lavish gardens, as well as arcades, souvenir shops, and a variety of dining options.

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  • CoCo Key water parks also feature indoor arcades filled with video games, family restaurants and poolside cabanas.

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  • Other amenities include retail stores, arcades, cartoonists, hair braiding and tattoo stations.

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  • However, Bemani games typically used Japanese pop songs as the music set and as such, only a limited number of machines were imported into arcades in North America.

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  • However, they were a big hit and video game arcades everywhere would offer rows of popular titles like Pacman, Centipede, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders.

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  • A Nintendo classic, Donkey Kong first appeared in video game arcades in 1981.

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  • If you're a die-hard video game fanatic (or one of the slightly older crowd), you most likely cut your teeth on the big game cabinets found in restaurants, shopping malls and video arcades across the globe.

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  • For the next several years they suffered a decline in popularity due to home console gaming technology and video arcades building poor reputations as unsafe places to be.

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  • The video arcades and stand-alone arcade cabinets once found in restaurants, laundromats and shopping centers have all but vanished.

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  • However, "family entertainment centers" (the modern equivalent of a video arcade) still offer arcade machines, and video arcades can still be found around the globe.

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  • There was a time when such shooters, especially those that pitted a player-controlled spaceship against hordes of interstellar enemies, dominated both arcades and home consoles.

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  • Seek out arcades that stock a few of the perennial favorites; Centipede, Tempest, Galaga and Pac-Man all seem to be fairly easy to find.

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  • This game did start out in the arcades and was quickly ported to the Sega system due to the popularity and the fact the Dreamcast was probably the only one that could handle it at the time.

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  • Dance Dance Revolution hit the arcades in 1998, but it took two more years before Konami ported it over to the Sony PlayStation.

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  • Although arcades are nowhere near as popular today as they were only ten years ago, there is still a wide range of exercise video games that you can try.

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  • One of the more recent franchises that's been making big splashes, in the arcades especially, is Metal Gear.

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  • The game is similar in concept to DDR and has now migrated from the arcades exclusively onto the PS2.

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  • Midway Arcade Treasures is a collection of games popular in the video arcades during the 80's.

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  • Midway Arcade Treasures is a collection of games popular video arcades in the 80's.

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  • Mortal Kombat is a fighting game by Midway released in arcades in 1992.

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  • When Mortal Kombat hit arcades in 1992, it acted as direct competition to the growing popularity of Street Fighter II.

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  • While first appearing in arcades in the 90s, the title really caught on with its port over to the Sony PlayStation and later on to the Game Boy Advance.

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  • More and more video arcades and computer game software places are now offering online computer gameplay with networked computers.

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  • Contrary to what you might think, arcades are still out there.

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  • Some arcades are dedicated to housing nostalgic games, like the Funspot Arcade in Laconia, NH.

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  • Home Arcades has many classic games available for purchase including Space Invaders and Ms. Pac-Man.

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  • Wrestling video games have been popular for a very long time, dating back to the video arcades of the 80s and the original Nintendo.

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  • In the arcades, one of the more popular games based on the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) was WrestleFest.

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  • "Just one more" was probably the most common phrase in the arcades in the 80s.

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  • Over the years, many popular racing games have been released on a number of different platforms, including handheld, home console, and in the arcades.

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  • Super Mario Kart (1992) was introduced in the same year, but it was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, rather than being released in arcades.

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  • The legendary Street Fighter series hit the arcades for the first time in the early 80s, providing players with a choice of only two characters.

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  • The Street Fighter series from Capcom began in arcades way back in 1987.

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  • Street Fighter in the arcades made only small splashes with gamers.

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  • Apparently it's titled Tekken - Dark Resurrection, and is based on the Tekken 5 - Dark Resurrection currently found in coin-op arcades.

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  • You might hear about a new game from a friend, but mostly you just saw the newest game and judged it when it hit the arcades.

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  • Also known as coin-ops, these game machines are found in arcades and other public places where gamers can pay to play each round of a game.

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  • Video games, designed chiefly to appeal to children and adolescents, can also be played in arcades, on computers, and on small, hand-held screens.

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  • However, while the game is most commonly played on video game consoles, its true origins were in arcades.

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  • Visit roller rinks, family fun centers, and amusement park arcades to find one.

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  • Arcade/Fun Center: There are lots of activities you can do together at arcades.

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  • In the beginning, arcades and the Atari 2600 were for video games and personal computers were for word processors and other "real world" applications.

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  • Fun Brain provides math games that incorporate popular activities such as baseball, racing and arcades.

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  • The neo-classical building was one of the first in Washington to feature classical Greek columns and arcades, a style that was later echoed in the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, among other Washington Buildings.

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  • Activities at grad parties frequently include music and dancing, games such as arcades, bowling, or casino simulations, and other fun options like palm reading, handwriting analysis, group pictures, and door prizes.

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  • Roller-skating rinks, ice skating arenas and arcades also offer kid-friendly activities, usually at a group discount.

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  • and of the whole 230 ft., so that it is a building of considerable size; the stage is well preserved and so are parts of the external arcades of the auditorium.

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  • It is an octagon, with a dome; in the interior are two arcades one above the other.

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  • Freeman, on account of the Romanesque character of the architecture, thought it probable that it really belongs to the time of the Lombard kings, and his opinion is shared by Ricci and Rivoira, who consider it to be a guardhouse erected by the exarchs, recent explorations having made it clear that it was an addition to the palace, while mosaic pavements and an atrium once surrounded by arcades really belonging to the latter were found in 1870 behind S.

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  • There on the right we see the handsome building of the old bakery, occupying the site of the present library; it has two arcades of Saracenic arches and a fine row of battlements.

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  • Mahommedan religion, consisting generally of a large open court (sahn) surrounded by arcades (liwan), with a fountain (mida-a) in the centre of the court, for the ablutions necessary before prayer.

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  • The court was surrounded with arcades, all of which constituted the prayer chamber, so that its plan is necessarily different to the normal type; the existing buildings date only from the first half of the 17th century, as the whole mosque was destroyed by a torrent in 1626.

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  • 705 on the foundations of the basilican church of St John: its plan differs therefore from the normal type in that its arcades run east and west, and the transept in the centre becomes the prayer chamber.

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  • Sophia: they have courts in front with a range of arcades round, and the centre portion forms the prayer chamber, the side aisles serving as passages.

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  • The materials of the native styles of India, however, did not lend themselves to their utilization as in Syria, Egypt and North Africa, where the columns and capitals formed the substructure of the arcades which surrounded their courts.

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  • The covered aisles of the court of the Jumma Musjid at Jaunpur are in three storeys with piers, bracket-capitals and architraves, bearing therefore no resemblance to the arcades of Kairawan and Cordova, and constituting a different style.

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  • The summit is occupied by a massive terrace, supported by arcades of fine opus incertum (traditionally, but wrongly, called the palace of Theodoric) on all sides except the E., and commanding a magnificent view seaward over the coast and over the Pomptine Marshes.

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  • It is built round a square interior court surrounded by arcades, and is occupied by learned societies.

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  • In 1679 the university was established in the old Cloth Workers' Hall, a building dating from 1317, with long arcades and graceful pillars supporting the upper storeys.

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  • The basement is surrounded by a range of semicircular arches supported by fifteen columns, and above this rise six arcades with thirty columns each.

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  • Almost the whole of its external arcades, with three tiers of arches, have now disappeared; it was partly thrown down by an earthquake in 1184, and subsequently used to supply building materials.

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  • Anastasia, and by many more or less mutilated palaces, with fine courts surrounded by arcades in one or more storeys.

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  • The portal consists of three arched openings, above which are two stages of arcades, open to the light and supported on slender columns.

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  • Many of the dwellings of the richer residents are adorned with arcades, the marble columns of which were taken from the ruins of Carthage.

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  • Of the upper portion the interior is well preserved, but very little of the external arcades remains.

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  • The streets are fairly wide and straight, and several of the houses belonging to aristocratic Moors, descendants of those expelled from Spain, have fine courts surrounded by arcades, some with marble fountains and planted with orange trees.

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  • The town hall is a noteworthy building, with arcades dating from 1194, but in part rebuilt in 1826.

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  • It is a picturesque town, the houses having the overhanging wooden roofs of Switzerland united with the heavy stone arcades of Italy, while the situation is beautiful, with the lake in front and the semicircle of bold mountains behind.

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  • The large cloister, with its surrounding arcades, is seen at V.

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  • The cathedral is partly of the 12th century, with a porch and facade with small arcades - in black and white marble, as is the case with several other churches of Pistoiabut was remodelled in the 13th century, and modernized inside in the worst taste.

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  • Giovanni Fuorcivitus (so called because it was outside the line of the earliest, pentagonal, enceinte of the middle ages), with one of the long sides elaborately adorned with small arcades in the Pisan style, in black and white marble, also with sculpture by Gruamons (1162) on the facade.

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  • Street in 1860, is remarkable; the richness of the work within increases from west to east, culminating in a choir arcade decorated with work among the finest of its period extant; the period is that of the choir of Westminster Abbey, and from a comparison of building materials, choir arcades and sculpture of foliage, a common architect has been suggested.

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  • Among ecclesiastical buildings are remains of two monastic foundations - the priory of St Botolph, founded early in the 12th century for Augustinian canons, of which part of the fine Norman west front (in which Roman bricks occur), and of the nave arcades remain; and the restored gateway of the Benedictine monastery of St John, founded by Eudo, steward to William II.

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  • In front is a beautiful quadrangular court (112 by 102 ft.), surrounded by arcades formed of twenty-eight ancient pillars mostly of granite from Paestum, and containing twelve sarcophagi of various periods; the middle entrance into the church is closed by remarkable bronze doors of 11th-century Byzantine work.

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  • The principal court (there are nine in all) is surrounded by fine arcades of the 17th century by Ricchini.

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  • They are built with their upper storeys projecting over the footway and supported on columns so as to form arcades; beneath these are deep cellars extending under the squares themselves.

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  • The usual plan of a congregational mosque is a large, square, open court, surrounded by arcades of which the chief, often several bays deep, and known as the Manksura, or prayer-chamber, faces Mecca (eastward), and has inside its outer wall a decorated niche to mark the direction of prayer.

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  • The chief buildings are the Carmelite Priory (ruins dating perhaps from the 13th century); a Bluecoat school (1514); a free grammar school (1527); an orphan girl school (funds left by Thomas Howel to the Drapers' Co., in Henry VII.'s reign); the town hall (built in 1572 by Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, enlarged and restored in 1780); an unfinished church (begun by Leicester); a market hall (with arcades or "rows," such as those of Chester or Yarmouth); and the old parish church of St Marcella.

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  • To the north, in the Piazza Stesicoro, is the amphitheatre, a considerable portion of which has been uncovered, including the two corridors which ran round the whole building and gave access to the seats, while a part of the arcades of the exterior has been excavated and left open; the pillars are made of blocks of lava, and the arches of brick.

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  • The upper part of the main facade, with arcades of pointed arches, dates from the 13th century, and the portal has recumbent lions and elaborate sculptures above.

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  • Some arcades of the amphitheatre (the diameters of which are 282 ft.

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  • Within the town the arcades (or Lauben) on either side of the main street, and the numerous elaborately ornamented fountains attract the eye, as well as the two remaining towers that formerly stood on the old walls but are now in the centre of the town; the Zeitglockenthurm (famous for its singular 16th- century clock, with its mechanical contrivances, set in motion when the hour strikes) and the Kdfichthurm.

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  • The most important feature was the market-square, often surrounded by arcades with stalls for the sale of the principal commodities, and with a number of straight streets leading thence to the city gates.

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  • The prefecture occupies the buildings of the famous abbey of St Aubin; in its courtyard are elaborately sculptured arcades of the 11 th and 12th centuries, from which period dates the tower, the only survival of the splendid abbeychurch.

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  • It is remarkable that in the arcades a pillar generally occupies the middle of the façade.

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  • The cathedral of St Martin was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm (later Pope Alexander II.); but the great apse with its tall columnar arcades and the fine campanile are probably the only remnants of the early edifice, the nave and transepts having been rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 14th century, while the west front was begun in 1204 by Guidetto (lately identified with Guido Bigarelli of Como), and "consists of a vast portico of three magnificent arches, and above them three ranges of open galleries covered with all the devices of an exuberant fancy."

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  • The conventional foliage decorating the capitals is of great beauty and variety, and extends to spandrils, bosses, &c. In the spandrils of the arches of the nave, transept or choir arcades, diaper work is occasionally found, as in the transept of Westminster Abbey.

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  • There on the right we see the handsome building of the old bakery, occupying the site of the present library; it has two arcades of Saracenic arches and a fine row of battlements.

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  • The court was surrounded with arcades, all of which constituted the prayer chamber, so that its plan is necessarily different to the normal type; the existing buildings date only from the first half of the 17th century, as the whole mosque was destroyed by a torrent in 1626.

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  • The town hall is a noteworthy building, with arcades dating from 1194, but in part rebuilt in 1826.

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  • It is a picturesque town, the houses having the overhanging wooden roofs of Switzerland united with the heavy stone arcades of Italy, while the situation is beautiful, with the lake in front and the semicircle of bold mountains behind.

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  • The large cloister, with its surrounding arcades, is seen at V.

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  • Giovanni Fuorcivitus (so called because it was outside the line of the earliest, pentagonal, enceinte of the middle ages), with one of the long sides elaborately adorned with small arcades in the Pisan style, in black and white marble, also with sculpture by Gruamons (1162) on the facade.

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  • They are built with their upper storeys projecting over the footway and supported on columns so as to form arcades; beneath these are deep cellars extending under the squares themselves.

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  • The conventional foliage decorating the capitals is of great beauty and variety, and extends to spandrils, bosses, &c. In the spandrils of the arches of the nave, transept or choir arcades, diaper work is occasionally found, as in the transept of Westminster Abbey.

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  • The façade, flanked by two towers with cupolas, is decorated with arcades filled in with statuary and sculpture, the whole representing the Last Judgment.

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  • The cloister, one of the purest and most graceful works of the 13th century, is surrounded by double lines of slender columns carrying pointed arcades, between which delicate floral designs are carved.

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