Posted on 07/08/2014

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Parkinson Building
Leeds University
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Parkinson Building, Leeds University.. (NIR)

Parkinson Building, Leeds University.. (NIR)
This lovely building is a grade II listed art deco building and campanile located at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. The campanile is the highest point of the building and stands at 57 metres (187 ft) tall.. The building is named after Frank Parkinson, a major benefactor and one-time student, to the university.. Construction started in 1938 but was not completed until 1951.. This was due, primarily, to the occurrence of WW2.. At present, it houses a range of services for staff and students of the university..

The Parkinson building is also home to the University of Leeds Art Collection and Gallery, which is free to enter for the general public and displays an extensive array of paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and photographs, along with temporary exhibitions from time to time..

A prominent landmark in Leeds, the tower can be seen for miles around the campus and from the M621 motorway some 12.1 miles (19.5 km) from the site, and has become synonymous with the university itself with Leeds incorporating the clock tower into the university logo in 2006.

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Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
A nice period piece, and the tower and clock have a special charm.
3 years ago.
Jorlam has replied to Rhisiart Hincks
Thank you...
3 years ago.
Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant
At first I thought this was Los Angeles!...great processing on the sky
3 years ago.
Jorlam has replied to Denis Croissant
thank you for your welcome feedback... LA??
for long enough i've been trying for this shot... on a free and sunny day i've hopped on the train to Leeds.. started walking towards the Uni and.... the clouds have obscured the sun...
for NIR sun is essential... but on this day i got lucky and, although not quite matching what was in my mind's eye, i'm reasonably pleased with it...
3 years ago.