Saturday, 26 March 2011

Leeds' Victoria Quarter

A friend of a friend (of a friend...) is the manager of the Victoria Quarter, and in his office he let me and a few students take photographs of some of the original drawings for the shopping centre (calling it a shopping centre really degrades it!):

What we also found were drawers and drawers full of the architects initial drawings, planning applications for the development. These drawings are beautiful and should be displayed permanently in either the boutique shopping centre or somewhere else in Leeds. They are far too good to be tucked away in a filing cabinet underneath the plant room of Harvey Nichols...

Finally some photos of the Victorian-style arcades, probably the most attractive area in Leeds, and a much more enjoyable shopping experience than anywhere else in the city or anywhere else I can think of. Don't mention 'Las Vegas'

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