Monday, May 06, 2013

Bradford

I've been giving myself a challenge of not wasting my weekends at home and seeing the UK this year. If a coaster I've not ridden shows up in a town I've not been to then it's a good reason to go visit. So, hearing of a new travelling coaster that used to reside on the Isle of Wight before being sold appearing in the Northern town of Bradford it seemed a good reason to go and visit.

After a 3 hour train ride and a 1 hour uphill walk east out of the city I arrived at the old tram sheds site where the fair was located.

Despite being advertised as on, the fair had already packed up. A quick call to the fair an revealed some sort of quarrel with the local council, and a search online revealed that the fair man had submitted his request 2 days before the bank holiday weekend leaving no time for them to process and authorise it. Ah we'll, c'est la vie. I'll just have to keep my eyes open for the next time the coaster pops up.

Bradford is famous for its curry houses, and given the predominantly Asian neighbourhood I found myself in, the idea of enjoying a nice meal could have offered some relief. Unfortunately fighting a stomach problem I had to give that a miss too :(

So I made do with a quick tour of the city.

Looking west from where I'd walked to. The train station is down in the bottom of that valley.

Some pretty large Edwardian style buildings.

Some graffiti albeit part of an organised urban art project. For some odd reasons there seemed to be lots of hoardings around the centre of town. Perhaps there was some underground construction going on.

A large municipal building in the centre of town. I'd gotten very lucky with the weather today!

The cool looking Alhambra building is one of Bradford's theatres.

 

Kids making the most of the city centre fountain.

The museum was housing a history of Asian cinema exhibition.

 

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