These are the tracks from our quests around Leeds between 10th & 14th July 2006.
April 1, 2007
July 13, 2006
Sadly the google maps polyline maps that we recorded seem to crash the browser. So for everyone’s safety here’s the screenshot of how they should look (not interactive though we’re afraid).
July 12, 2006
A friendly busker, not sure if it was Chris.
Go into ‘Garage’ footwear store in the st. John’s Centre. See if you can cheer up the staff that work in there. They hardly ever smile.
Also see if you can find Chris. He is a busker with the gift of the gab. I bet he’d make up a song for you. He normally sings in the evening in the vicinity of the Corn Exchange.
Go and visit the Three Legs pub on The Headrow and watch as alcoholics and general old soaks and reprobates drink there life away. Terrifying stuff.
Also check out Opposite Cafe opposite Parkinson steps which officailly serves the best Espresso in Leeds as well as some rather splendid artwork.
Comment by luke — July 10, 2006 @ 5:39 pm
The window near the pub.
… another interesting thing in leeds is a stained glass window on the building adjacent to the angel pub as you walk in off briggate (and try the organic lager in the angel. mmm,) .
Comment by kelly dean — July 11, 2006 @ 3:31 pm
The perfect Gina shoe.
Please, go to Harvey Nichols on Briggate - have the door held open for you by the door man - take a photo of the most beautiful pair of Gina shoes. Have fun!
Comment by lynn — July 11, 2006 @ 9:30 pm
The old Boss.
Head down to Vicar Lane and take a photo of 71 Vicar Lane. These days it’s part of a Hugo Boss shop (I think…), but five years back it was a pub called the Duchess of York: a small, traditional old pub that, in its time, was host to acts including Nirvana, Green Day, Oasis and Husker Du.
Comment by stevemosby — July 11, 2006 @ 9:50 pm
Mmm… The Whitelocks on a sunny day.
After all your hard work, enjoy a beer in Whitelocks. It’s Leeds’s oldest pub, first licensed in 1715, and still one of the best. Don’t take a record unless you want to, just enjoy the atmosphere.
Comment by Keith — July 11, 2006 @ 10:32 pm
Pedro and Nid
Go to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (off Meanwood Road - number 51/52 bus from town) and take a photo of Pedro the donkey. You can also get a nice cup of tea in the cafe there.
Comment by Helen — July 11, 2006 @ 9:18 am
Armley Gyratory… end of the tunnel.
Head to Armley Gyratory and follow the footpath until you find the tunnel that runs through the bank of earth that supports the rail track. Photograph what you see when you emerge from the opposite end of the tunnel.