For me this arcade typifies the lighting designs I have come across frequently in Prague. Horizontal layers of light narratives are made even starker by the small variety of light armatures used. In this arcade we see three images of food that use light in very different ways to tell their story. The top layer of the arcade uses soft, warm, romantic lighting for the painted frieze and ceiling. The bottom layer is illuminated by a supermarket’s inexpensive, bright, white, functional fluorescent tubes. In the middle: a colourful, attention-grabbing, commercial LED light installation advertising a Chinese restaurant. Variations on this lighting plan can be can be seen everywhere in Prague. It seems this layered configuration of light allows for the simultaneous transmission of different light stories in the same compact space. In the arcade I witnessed many interesting encounters as different target audiences for these layered light stories interacted. Just after this photo was taken a couple of well-dressed shoppers bumped into a cleaner and his homeless assistant/self-appointed supervisor, while a lone tourist further inside the arcade checks the menu of the Chinese restaurant and takes photos of its facade. And the more you look, the more layers you find that make up these stories. Inside daylight floods in through a skylight; you can see the beautiful old market building under which this arcade was built.