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Tonight we are in Leeds, the first time I have been here in nearly twenty years. This was the place I spent my student years.
Today (somewhat pointlessly) I set out to:

  • Find the two houses I lived in during my time at Leeds
  • Go and see the church where I used to worship
  • Walk to Headingly
  • Have an Indian meal

I did all the above, and Ian was very patient...

I don't think time has been particularly kind to Leeds, though many things remain much as I remember them!!

The house where I lived, on the top floor

The view across the road, I'm sure there didn't used to be a mosque there!

The other house I lived in, again my room was on the top floor.

And finally, St Georges, my church!


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Apr. 13th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
I haven't been commenting much, but I've been enjoying all your pictures!
Apr. 14th, 2007 08:21 am (UTC)
I haven't been commenting much either - time has been a bit short!! I have been reading though, and I'm glad you've enjoyed the pictures!
Apr. 13th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Memories, and Urban Progression.
A lot changes in 20 years, my FIL went back to Utrecht, Holland, after 15 years, and discovered his home suburb had been razed, completely - block upon block of houses bulldozed, and a new subdivision built - I can imagine it was quite disconcerting walking down familiar streets and not seeing a familiar sight. He came across his school - a nunnery - which was due for demolition, complete with 200 year old statues and lovely buildings - all in the name of progress. Needless to say he has not wanted to go back there.
Apr. 14th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
Re: Memories, and Urban Progression.
Twenty years away from the UK means we have experienced a lot of that... but frankly I think Leeds is in need of a little more urban renewal, I have to say that the new mosque was easily the best building architecturally for a significant distance.... most of the rest was in a rather sorry state :(

Utrecht on the other hand looks lovely from those photos!!! There must be a happy balance between preservation of the old and bringing in the new. We just get it so wrong sometimes!!!
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