Ahoy there Heritage Calling

Sportsman1My post ’10 great places where beer meets the church’ has just gone online at Heritage Calling, the Historic England blog. As to ahoy there, this photo is one of half a dozen sports-themed ceramic tile panels at the Sportsman public house in Huddersfield (in the gents, of course!) The pub is east of the railway station, beyond the viaduct.

Le Tour coming up

yellow jersey leedsOff to Leeds and Huddersfield at the weekend for Le Tour; hope to see the peloton whizzing downhill into Huddersfield on day 2 afternoon. Excitement mounts, especially in Leeds where I was this week taking photos of assorted mills and warehouses for the industrial architecture book. Temple Works looking great now that the rubbish bin has been removed from out front, but parked cars as ever blocking a full height straight-on view. At least the sun shone, and spotted this yellow-jersey-wearing statue opposite the main railway station, along with what appears to be an inflatable bike (now that would be handy for taking on the train…..)