A few weeks back Lucy and I went to Leeds and she took me round the new Trinity shopping area. It looked different enough for me to want to go back with my camera so that is what I did on Sunday 17 Nov.
Snack vans and trailers don’t have to be outside clubs, offices or sports grounds – they can also be in shopping centres. The Kitchen in Trinity has quite a collection of eating places and some of them are on wheels. You might have fond memories of buying something to eat from one after a great football game – so here they are in The Kitchen. Yummy.
Bare walls are not painted in corporate colours but are decorated with Urban Street Art. This is by Ennui. He is on Facebook.
I am not sure what this is (other than an owl sculpture) is it covering a vent? Is it “just” a sculpture? I think it should be the CCTV. Those large eyes moving around and watching.
The place is not boring straight lines and concrete. It has a little more interest than that.
A big shiny and reflective T for Trinity keeps catching peoples eyes. I was a little surprised to see this man’s reflection.
This art installation often had a semi-circle of people round it.
even if the underlying bronze was starting to show through
When children went up to drop money in the case it moved/waved to thank them and on several occasions this made the kids jump. At other times it was completely ignored.
I wonder if this is the horse he came in on?
The spaces are quite open and light so the experience can be quite pleasant. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the centre.
And the Church of the Holy Trinity is visible through the roof.
Each eating place in the Kitchen has to make it own mark in the utilitarian area.
I must admit I like some of the architectural features.
The Santa at the bottom of this picture made a rather poor show of blowing foam/snow out of his head but the snowflakes hanging above him made up for it.
As it started to get darker outside the reflections in the roof became more interesting.
Lots of people had their phones out taking photos, lots of people were typing messages on them and some people were even using them as phones.
If I am in Leeds again later in the year I might call in Trinity to look at the roof when it is dark outside.
The next, next, next, next, next, next, across the roof was a bit of extra advertising real-estate.