I have a little downtime so I thought I'd blog up our trip so far.
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.
While making our way up to the Leeds College of Art we noticed some pretty awesome graffiti.
Here's a photo of a trash can and it's emblem. It's two owls and I think a dead ram.
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.
Leeds Civic Hall.
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.
This is the Thackray Museum. It's a medical museum.
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.
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.
On our way to the Abbey.
You learn something new every day.
The ruins Kirkstall Abbey.