Category Archives: Leeds

Leeds-Liverpool Canal

As it wasn’t raining today, I took the Brompton and went to Keighley to cycle along the canal towpath to Leeds. (Perhaps not the best bike for the rough surface, but definitely the best bike for the crowded trains.) I … Continue reading

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Leeds today

I had an hour to spare between satisfying my reason for coming to Leeds and lunch, so, as the art gallery is still closed, I visited the Leeds City Museum for the first time. It’s very child-friendly – something I would have … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Leeds

One day this scaffolding will come down and I can visit that art gallery. I wonder if Broderick ever considered that he’d designed the Town Hall top-heavy? But back to my coffee and Guardian.

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Leeds today

Sadly the art gallery is still closed for renovation, but nevertheless I went there for coffee in the wonderful tiled hall café. I noticed the named relief busts on the upper walls: Homer, Dante, Burns, Macaulay, Goethe, etc . . … Continue reading

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Decorative Leeds

I did promise myself that I would look up at turrets in Leeds, but I decided to include towers too . . . and then that led to any ornamental detail that caught my eye. By the end I was … Continue reading

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Temple Works, Leeds

Such a tremendous, ludicrous building. Grade I listed but serving no purpose at present. Hopefully spreading gentrification will eventually embrace it. The details on the front of the office building are impressive: Lovely capitals: and fancy – what? cartouches? – … Continue reading

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Leeds and Potts clocks

One of the first sights that you see as you leave Leeds station is City Square – perfectly named – with the wonderful Art Deco Queens Hotel (which, like the less wonderful Ibis Hotel in Cologne, has an exit direct … Continue reading

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