Thursday, 16 August 2012

Dogs in the City (Part 2)


First I just want to say a big THANK YOU  to Haopee who designed the wonderful new header for my blog - thank you Haopee you're a star - my peeps would never have been able to do that :-)

And now more pictures from our trip to the city of Leeds. I mentioned about the Nelson Mandela Garden well here are some photos - it is a small green space hidden in the middle of the streets:


There are small fountains and flowers and seats for peeps to sit and enjoy the view.


It is surrounded by flower beds like this one and there is a dedication plaque from the time Nelson Mandela visited Leeds in April 2001 and became an Honorary Freeman of the City:


and a huge sculpture of outstretched arms!


Pretty scary that one!


Here we are waiting patiently in the gardens before setting off again to explore.


Lots of the old buildings have stone carvings and decorations.


 Can you see the lion outside the old Town Hall?


It has beautiful tall doors as well.

There are notices all round the city telling peeps about the history of Leeds.


and blue plaques on historic buildings:


We found lots of different sculptures too. This one outside the Art Gallery:



and these peeps watching a man playing boules


and birds outside a modern office building:


But after all that walking and a look at the time..


..we were ready to set off for home:


I hope you enjoyed our tour of Leeds - we certainly had a good time there :-)

13 comments:

  1. It's very interesting to learn about Leeds. I didn't know that Nelson Mandela had visited Leeds and that is a nice garden in his honour.
    I forgot to say in part 1 that it was nice to see
    Caoimhe out with you, hope she is doing well.
    Nice new look for your blog, well done Haopee!

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  2. Haopee did a wonderful job on your new header! That garden in Leeds is such a beautiful tribute to Nelson Mandela. I love the doors of that town hall, they are gorgeous! Leeds is beautiful and looks like a pretty artsy place. Thanks for the tour. :)

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  3. Thanks, Eileen and BM. You're welcome Magic. By the way. Can I add just one more thing so that Caoimhe's name is seen and the entire header is presented in the center.

    From Blogger.Com, click on your blog.
    Go to Template
    Click on Customize
    Click on Adjust Widths
    And Adjust the length of the "Entire Blog" to something equal to 1024 or even bigger (like 1025 px)

    I hope this helps. If not, perhaps I could send it to you again at a smaller size.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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    1. Thanks I'll have a go with that :-)

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  4. That is such a great tour of the city. I really enjoyed looking at all that sculpture with you! Have a great day!

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  5. Your new header is lovely. Thanks for the tour I like the two bird sculptures and or course the steps :)
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

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  6. Thanks for the tour. Bet you would have loved to have a good sniff in the Nelson Mandela Garden.

    Love the new header. Haopee is VERY talented.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  7. We also love the new header.... and admire peeps that are computer clever - mum is not one of those :-( !!

    Great tour....... lovely gardens...... it's nice to go somewhere totally new - lovely new smells too!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

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  8. We love the new header, we get to see all your lovely faces all at once now!

    Looks like you had a blast in Leeds, I bet there was a lot of new sniffs for you!

    Slobbers

    Dante, Daisy Boo and Sampson

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  9. what a beautiful garden, you guys are all so cute!!!

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  10. ps LOVE the new blog header! xxx

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  11. Thank you for sharing your tour with us!
    Love your new blog header!
    Stewey

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  12. Thank you...I enjoyed that tour! At least I know something about this beautiful city...

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