Friday, 7 September 2012

They don't make them like that anymore...


It's always worth 'looking up' in cities, and that's very true in Bradford.  The building on the right is the Wool Exchange (see yesterday's post) at its wider end, with an equally ornate building on the left that is now a bank (maybe always has been?)

The photos below show a couple of interesting sights within the Wool Exchange:  a statue of Richard Cobden (1804-1865) - a self-made businessman who became an MP and an outspoken, radical campaigner for free and fair trade, international co-operation and democracy -  and some original Victorian tiles and wrought ironwork on the staircase.





8 comments:

  1. it certainly is worth looking up to find such fine buildings as these. Mind out for pigeons!

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  3. There's something solid and reassuring about buildings like these. (Second time lucky. First attempt looked as though I had been typing with someone else's teeth in)

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  4. The Wool Exchange is a wonderful building and certainly one of my very favourite bookshops. It is odd to think that when I started working in Bradford in the 1960s, I seem to think that it was still a functioning wool exchange.

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  5. A two fine examples of different Victorian architectural styles.

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  6. Your pictures are great. Would you consider posting some on http://www.facebook.com/GoBradford for my members to see.

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  7. These are beautiful, jennyfreckles. I am envious of the rich blue skies. Our weather has been good lately, but the skies haven't been blue enough. All of my photos have boring grayish skies.

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  8. Today, we don't build anymore statues as tributes to great men of our times; Maybe it's because there no great men anymore?..

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