It’s Grim Up North – Exhibit D
It’s Grim Up North … the politicians and papers say … all urban degeneration … t’place is falling into decay
Clarence Dock, Leeds, 2014 | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Don’t tell them there’s urban re-generation up North, they’ll all want to come!
… mind you there’s still some work to be done!
Recreation Avenue, Holbeck, Leeds, 2014 | Sigma DP3 Merrill | www/richardjwalls.com
Does just a 30 minute walk of 1.5 miles really seperate Recreation Avenue from Clarence Dock? They seem a world apart! I drive past Recreation Avenue every time I go climbing. The lines of red brick terraces seem to belong to an old Leeds, a Leeds of 50 years ago that still lingers on in pockets of the city. Re-development has now started. Street by street the terraces are being demolished and replaced with modern housing stock. It’s not before time … but when they’re gone the wealth of the city may be richer, but the soul of the old city will be a little poorer.