Friday of last week. I have commented recently on the mud and water logged fields make hill walking unpleasant, well, the situation is only very slowly improving. I thought I should do something else, I shall visit a museum, so the idea of a trip to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds was born.
The museum is located in a part of Leeds city centre that thrived well until the 1960's, when the woollen industries collapsed in Yorkshire. It is in a river and canal basin, the River Aire I think. A lot of money was put into the area in the nineties and noughties. A number of Victorian wool warehouses and other buildings were converted to offices and apartments and a number of new blocks were built. I like the area, the mix of old and new really appeals to me.
|Approaching from the city centre, this is the Museum's stairwell, used as exhibition space for muskets and pikes, etc.|
|New apartment blocks around the canal basin.|
|Fancy bridge across the river to other apartments|
|New blocks and Victorian blocks in the background.|
|Entrance lobby and public space|
|4th floor view from the museum, of the converted Victorian buildings|