Category Archives: Places

Leeds art gallery

Thanks to train and track disruption, I bagged another cathedral today. The train detoured via Lincoln, so I had a brief view of the cathedral. Leeds art gallery has finally re-opened. It is full of images which have been familiar … Continue reading

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After a weekend spent in the fascinating hellhole between Euston, King’s Cross and Oxford Street, I am now heading home, expecting to arrive 5 hours late because of damaged overhead wires at Watford. I am not complaining: I’ve had an … Continue reading

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More of London

I noticed a leaf on the ground and looked up. Yes, they have planted ginkgo trees in London streets: At lunchtime, to get a walk and some fresh air, I went up to Mornington Crescent to look at the old … Continue reading

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Down the rabbit hole

I’m in a world where inanimate objects write me notes: Note the initial caps on Health Issue and Christmas Shopping. Perhaps it’s cute, but it makes me queasy. On the plus side, his (her?) colleague has a glass wall, so … Continue reading

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For Love or Money

A Northern Broadsides production at the Theatre Royal, York. “Broadside” is an apt description for this play: it side-swiped me with its wit, pace, colour and nimble footwork so that, during the performance, I had no time or inclination to … Continue reading

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A guided tour of the minster, which made me realise how much there is to learn about one building. An hour and a half only scratched the surface. Work started on the transepts of York minster in 1220 and continued … Continue reading

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More Yorkshire churches

Selby Abbey has the most misshapen arch so far – the two piers next to the central crossing were not up to bearing the weight of a new tower, which collapsed and destroyed the south transept: It was begun soon … Continue reading

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