Leeds is full of streets of festive lights, nothing seems to follow a theme or holistic design. It’s all a bit higgledy piggledy if the décor is taken as a whole. If visually compartmentalised, the decorations are lively and bright.
My eyes were drawn to the Victoria Quarter, a modern construct that has joined genuine Victorian streets with glass roofing,streets, which were not built historically as a shopping arcade. The genuine original solid roofed arcades are not as well presented as the Victoria Quarter, (not ‘Victorian’, you will note). To be fair, on my recent visit, great efforts have been made to prettily decorate the genuine arcades and their shop windows. Anyway, the Victoria Arcade was a veritable sparkling cracker.
Santa was practising for a variety show:
In the Leeds Art Gallery I was impressed with The Tiled Gallery, operating as a café and offering lots of other social potential.
Homer (or his look-alike) scrutinised the café patrons from his corner position on high.
In the Art gallery’s entrance hall, borrowed sculpted figures by Henry Moore, (and notable others) were on display. I got into a minor bit of bother for taking this picture from behind the work. I was told picture-taking was not allowed for art works on loan to the gallery. It was okay to photograph anything that was owned by Leeds and was on display there. I apologised for my unwitting infringement of the rules. The kind custodian, allowed me to keep my picture.