Monday, June 12, 2006

Leeds: The Dark Arches

I was in Leeds for work today and on the way home explored the Dark Arches. These are the brick caverns through which the River Aire runs underneath the railway station.

The city's website has a page giving directions, though the photographs do not really do the spectacle justice.

After exploring the area you emerge at Granary Wharf - an area of trendy little shops and bars housed in railway arches.

5 comments:

Will said...

I saw Franz Ferdinand under there. Atmospheric, but not great acoustics.

Tom Barney said...

I have often wondered whether by any chance you have a brother called Aaron who lives in Leeds and runs a navigation company....

Jonathan said...

No, but I used to be in business with a chap called Hebble,

Tom Barney said...

Ah yes I've heard of him: he was formerly the junior partner of someone called Salter - they manufactured locks.

Wesley Everett said...

I'm sort of obsessed with the Dark Arches and ponder their fate as gentrification begins to set in.