Although Leeds in West Yorkshire has many architectural gems if asked to name one iconic building in or near the city centre I suspect that most people would come up with one of three choices – the Corn Exchange, the Town Hall, or the Parkinson Building. There may be quite a few votes for Kirkgate […]Read more "Leeds Parkinson Building"
The Waterfront area of Liverpool is one of those rare places where no matter which way you turn you can’t put your camera down. I don’t know of another area where there is such a concentration of astounding architecture. The regeneration of Liverpool in recent decades has created an area of contrasting architecture – old […]Read more "Liverpool Waterfront"
Little Germany, an area of Bradford in West Yorkshire, was named after the large number of German (and other European) merchants who built warehouses in the area from the mid-19th century. As you can see from these pictures these were no ordinary warehouses. At that time Bradford was the wool capital of the world and […]Read more "Little Germany"
The West Yorkshire area is littered with architectural wonders from the Industrial Revolution although unfortunately it seems that one more gets burned down with every week that passes. Dalton Mills in Keighley is one such mill which was partially destroyed by fire in 2011 but thankfully the majority of it was saved and is either […]Read more "A Tale of Two Mills"
Salt’s Mill in Saltaire – a World Heritage Site – is only two miles as the crow flies from where I live and I go there all the time, often with my camera. It is rare though that I go there at night with my camera. I have mentioned in previous posts that a good […]Read more "Salt’s Mill By Night"
The demolition of the Bradford and Bingley building which stands right in the centre of Bingley is now well under way and it looks like in a couple of weeks time all that will be left will be a large pile of rubble.Read more "Picking Over The Bones"
This week sees the start of the demolition of the main part of the old Bradford & Bingley building in the centre of Bingley, a building which I suspect that few people will be sorry to see go.Read more "Goodbye and Good Riddance?"
Have a look at the building below. Dreadful isn’t it? I posted this photo on my Flickr account a long time ago and described it as looking like something from a Soviet nuclear missile base rather than an office block. For some reason this photo is one of the most interesting (according to Flickr’s algorithm) […]Read more "Find The Right Angle"