The Victorian and Edwardian Arcades in Cardiff are home to many of the cities most interesting shops. The best delis, cafes and coffee houses can generally also be found there, including Café Minuet, Crumbs, The Plan, The New York Deli, Garlands, Dragon's Kitchen, Madame Fromage, Wally's Delicatessen, Fresh and more besides (all visited or to be visited on this blog).
Amy Davies has been on a mission to photograph the historic arcades and the people who work there. From the Castle, High Street and Royal Arcades, down to the Morgan and Wyndham Arcades, she has documented the great architecture and the great characters that make the arcades so unique. She has just started a website for her photos and interviews. If you're at all interested in Cardiff, you should bookmark it:
Amy also has an exhibition of her arcade photographs opening next week in Big Little City (2nd June to 18th July), on the top floor of The Cardiff Story, in the Old Library building in The Hayes (10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-4pm Sunday). Entry is free.