Bill Woody's marvelous art photos of and in the Dayton Arcade. Another batch I wish I'd shot. Heck, I wish I could arrange an opportunity for such a shoot. Perhaps that's an idea for fund-raising? Of course, I should be allowed to do it free, now, for coming up with the idea. ;-)
The Dayton Daily News reports approximately 500 people showed up to tour the Dayton Arcade during Urban Nights. I arrived early to find about 15 people outside waiting for tours to begin. More people were constantly arriving. I was there for photographs, as were many others. I don't know how much time I spent shooting but I came away with ninety images of the space and some of it's details. It was disappointing that visitors couldn't leave the ground floor. There would have been a lot more interesting photos if the second floor and the below-ground (food court) level had been accessible. I will post a link to my Dayton Arcade photo gallery as soon as it's online.