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Decorative Tiles Seen in Leeds

I passed these decorative tiles on the wall of a building above a shop in Leeds city centre and could not resist taking photo and posting a little about them.

I must have passed this building many times in the last few months and cannot understand how I missed them before now. Perhaps they were covered up, the building looks newly decorated at least on the outside.

Leeds was at one time a centre for decorative pottery, having the Burmantofts pottery. These tiles have a vaguely classical theme, with a diaphanous female, a bust and the words Wedgewood, Minton, Worcester and Doulton, these all being famous potteries producing table china. I guess this shop on Commercial Street, Leeds was at one time a shop selling tableware.

Lois said…
It is very pretty Paul! The two figures have such stern expressions on their faces.

MARCH 26, 2010 2:44 PM

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Starling – Leeds City Centre, Yorkshire

Picture of starling.

I am posting this because a friend wants to use the ecard facility and send this to someone..

I have been working on a replacement on wordpress of Leeds daily photo, it is now up and running, but needs a little more work.

Gunn said…
A superb shot of a beautiful model!:)

OCTOBER 22, 2010 11:10 PM

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Busking in the Leeds Sunshine, Yorkshire

Picture of busker on Briggate in Leeds city centre, Yorkshire.

This last few days the weather here in Leeds has been very sunny and warm too.

Here on Briggate I said hi to someone I have not seen for some months, Holoman who hails from the US but now is part of the Leeds music scene. Here in the city of Leeds we have I think some of the best street musicians around and in my view Holoman is up there with the very best.

Holoman has a great voice and knows how to give a good performance and on this sunny afternoon there were quite a few people stopped to catch some of his songs.

Dianne said…
Good to see the sun shining in Leeds! Street artists add so much atmosphere to a City.

APRIL 10, 2011 11:46 PM
RedPat said…
It looks like it is a wonderful day to be singing on the street!

APRIL 11, 2011 1:27 AM
TheChieftess said…
Looks like a fun day!!!

APRIL 11, 2011 4:25 PM

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Leeds City in Rain

Picture of Leeds in the rain.

This photograph was taken around dusk in Leeds city centre yesterday. This is King Edward Street adjacent to The Victoria Quarter shopping arcades.

It was raining and had been doing so for most of the day. As can be seen from the picture the Leeds christmas lights are now on.