Monday, March 29, 2010


First game results--my high score of the night!

Richard won the second game, so we played a deciding third game...

...and the competition made us both do worse! But I won, best out of 3.

And then Richard beat me at air hockey (7-3)

Hollywood Bowl is pretty great--it's down by the movie theater in Kirkstall, and it's got 32 lanes, a bar/restaurant area, and a big arcade. I thought it wouldn't be as good as American bowling alleys, but it was actually better!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Leeds North West Constituency Office in Holt Park (basically in a strip mall)

The Council called this area a "plaza"...and they want to build more shops

Skipton town centre

It always seems to be market day when we go there...they have markets on Mon, Wed, Fri and Saturday.

Leeds Liverpool Canal

Monday, March 22, 2010


Crocuses on the way to campus

Otley town centre's jubilee clock, built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee (1887)

Massive car boot fair held at the Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart (livestock market)

Sunday, March 14, 2010


One of the Victorian buildings on Albion Place

Conservative party billboard--the funny part is that the billboard has a broken panel, and it talks about our "broken society"!

The country around Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire where we had a picnic

St John the Baptist church in Cardiff

Jamie's Italian--Cardiff's newly renovated downtown has a Jamie Oliver restaurant! It's really improved since I was here the last time!

Gardens at St Fagan's National History Museum

Thatching in process

According to the sign, this is Wales' smallest post office.

Motorway services in Herefordshire, just over the border back to England.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

York Railway Museum and Otley Chevin Park

The weather's finally improving a bit, so we went out to Otley Chevin Park today for a hike up to a view, and then a walk around Otley. On Saturday we went to the York Railway Museum again and saw some of the exhibits we'd missed last time.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall--the clock was made by the same guy who did Big Ben!

Wedding party taking pictures on the front steps

Giant chess game outside the library and art gallery

Collective shot of the Town Hall, library, art gallery and WWI memorial