Thursday, November 3, 2011

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I have a little downtime so I thought I'd blog up our trip so far.

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We got into Leeds and checked into our hotel room, which is actually a neat little studio apartment with a kitchen. There's even a machine that does both washing and drying of clothes (only really slowly). The microwave also has a "oven function" where you can warm things up with tin foil (yeah, it seems kind of dangerous). This is the only sign posted in the room.

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While making our way up to the Leeds College of Art we noticed some pretty awesome graffiti.

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Here's a photo of a trash can and it's emblem. It's two owls and I think a dead ram.

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Irn Bru, is Scotland's most popular non-alcoholic drink, and Scotland is probably the only place in the world another soft drink outsells Coca-Cola. One of the kids at the pizza place we frequented informed us it's actually called "Iron Brew". It's pretty gross.

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Leeds Civic Hall.

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That day Marci had to do some minor prep work. 2 students signed up to install the show. They were pretty awesome and did a sweet job.

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This is the Thackray Museum. It's a medical museum.

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The first exhibit you see is Life in Victorian Leeds, where you follow four characters and their medical mishaps through a series of diagrams. In the exhibition space they also pump in a really gross smell, so we kind of just ran through it.

Other things they have is a skeleton of a witch and this somewhat disturbing video of a dude amputating someone's leg in like 30 seconds.

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Royal Armouries Museum is a museum full of weapons. Like 4 stories of weapons. It was a lot to take in and I fell asleep during the hunting film.

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On our way to the Abbey.

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You learn something new every day.

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The ruins Kirkstall Abbey.

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yes, yes.

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Marci's show.

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