Last Week’s Shoot – Leeds Arcades

Ornate Glass Roof at The County Arcade in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

It’s been a while since I did any city photography in the centre of Leeds and a few things have changed so I decided to head back there with the trusty OM-D and update my collection.

Ornate Glass Roof at The County Arcade in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Ornate Glass Roof at The County Arcade in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

In the famous Victoria Quarter I wandered through the selection of lovely old arcades leading off either side of Briggate and New Briggate.  The most famous of these is no doubt the County Arcade with its lovely domed roof and mosaics (and trendy shops).

The Grand Arcade, Shopping Arcade off New Briggate
The Grand Arcade, Shopping Arcade off New Briggate

Up on New Briggate the Grand Arcade seemed to have been spruced up a bit since my last visit and has a nice selection of independent shops and cafes with tables “outside” in the arcade.

Thorntons Arcade in the Victoria Quarter
Thornton’s Arcade in the Victoria Quarter

Back down on Briggate, Thornton’s Arcade has lovely painted ironwork and the nearby Queen’s Arcade is light and airy with rows of shop signs along the wrought iron balcony.

Queens Arcade in the Victoria Quarter
Shop Signs in the Queen’s Arcade in the Victoria Quarter

For more images from my Leeds shoot have a look at my flickr feed.

About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a landscape and travel photographer based in Yorkshire, England. He supplies licensed images through marksunderland.com - The Source for Images of Yorkshire - and also runs photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales with Natural Light Workshops.

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