Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn colours

I wonder what my grave will look like in 300 years?

This church is hidden in the heart of Leeds, surrounded by restaurants and shopping centres.  The headstones are laid as like pavers, and moss has grown in the engraving.  They look so beautiful - and some graves were 300 years old.

My favourite place to have coffee in Leeds

Coffee at the Tiled Room, Leeds Art Gallery always cheers me up. The detail of this room is amazing, there is always something new for me to notice.  The details of the walls, roof, flooring and columns are so over the top - they are beautiful in a way I normally don't appreciate.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The owls of Leeds

I love discovering the owls that are out and about in Leeds.

Rusty Bastard

There is always something new being built in Leeds, and  as I walk (or drive) past the scaffolding I often wonder what will be unveiled. 

The unveiling of one the newest buildings in Leeds was a surprise - it's rusty.  I love the idea of rust as a decorating device and Craig and I have had a few discussions on how they've structurally protected the building and allowed the rust to develop.  I've been too lazy to investigate, but if you know how they've achieved this I would love to hear.

I managed to take some pics today, and even captured some graffiti that seemed a little harsh.  The building is called Broadcasting House and seems to be the home of the Arts Faculty of Leeds University. 

Apparently it is also the site of an original studio of Louis Le Prince, an early pioneer in cinematology and the person who took the first moving picture, on Leeds Bridge in 1888.