I didn’t know much about Leeds initially, except for the used-to-be almighty Leeds United – a football club.
My flight landed in Heathrow Airport, London and I went to Leeds by train from Kings Cross. The whole journey from Ipoh to Leeds took more than 24 hours!
So here I am, going around Leeds at the moment and it’s very fascinating to be in a different place for the first time.
The structures there are quite amazing.
Most of them are built with bricks which are better quality. That’s why you don’t see them covering up the bricks with an extra layer of cement.
It’s cold out here, about 3° to 5° during the Winter season, and usually people dress up into thicker clothes, clothes which will make them feel warm and comfy inside.
But there are amusing people around there too.
Blue and red spidermen? Looks like these superheroes can really withstand the coldness.
Later on, I’ve the chance to look around the University of Leeds.
The university doesn’t have a proper campus boundary – most of the faculties, classes and offices are located in different buildings.
In this row of buildings, there are professors’ offices and seminar rooms. I’d think they are a part of the city if I wasn’t told so.
Parkinson Building is one of University of Leeds’ properties. You know, the place I got a photo with when I greeted everyone from England?
These stairs are called the Parkinson Steps. Students hang out here when the semester is in progress. Some waiting for friends, enjoying the sun, smoking, making out (I think) and so on.
Inside the Parkinson Building, there is a library, mainly used by the students and lecturers.
It’s called the Brotherton Library.
The architecture inside is rather fascinating. Looks kinda like a modern version of Coliseum.
Anyway, to go around the city of Leeds, there are free city buses that can take you to different locations.
How nice. Free stuff! You don’t get free buses back in Malaysia, do you?
It can accommodate up to 30 passengers and it has a special place for a wheelchair too. In fact, there are many senior citizens using the bus services to get around. You’ll see people offering their seats willingly over here.
However, the free city buses only take to limited locations around the city. Therefore, if you want to head out from the city center, you’ll need to board charged buses.
A ride can cost £2 (RM11.20) averagely, depending on where you’re heading to. Yeah damn expensive I know. But if you want, you can always walk. =)
The currency here is in Pound Sterling (duh!) so converting the price to Malaysian Ringgit (RM) might give you an expensive shock!
Nevertheless, if you wanna enjoy shopping here, don’t convert! Just buy and worry about the money when you’re back in Malaysia.
Alternatively, you can always spend at Poundland. Yes! Everything is just £1, or RM5.60. Cheap right? But don’t expect things like branded stuffs lah…
I always go around in search of amusing scenes and stuffs. Can’t really find any FAIL English around here since the main language here is English. Obviously.
But hey, this is the Weak Bridge. It’s weak, you wanna cross it?
And there’s another sighting…
Try pronouncing the house’s name!
Yes, FALK HOUSE!