Category Archives: Leeds

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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