Friday, 4 September 2009

090904 Cafe Culture

Went to Leeds today (more about the trip tomorrow). For a number of years Leeds has branded itself as a 24 cafe culture city. This idea probably sounds fine in the marketing brochure but on a cold and windy September morning it somehow doesn't quite deliver - as the empty tables show all too clearly.


L. D. said...

Cold weather keeps them away. I like the geometric shapes and the whole composition. I have heard of Leeds, but need to do a little research to see where you are.

Sunny said...

Where are all the hardy Brits?

Interesting combination of designs, the modern tables with the old architecture. I especially like the two telephone kiosks.

Sunny :)

Valerie said...

I wasn't aware that Leeds a 24 cafe culture city. That's a lot of tables and chairs outside what looks like council buildings. Do they ever fill up with people?

Kranky Granny said...

I have always found the concept of outdoor dining to be very appealing (even romantic) but the reality never quite lives up to my expectations. Here anyway.

You get a perfect spot like this one then the flies, mosquitos, humidity, wind, noise or some other factor moves in and spoils the experience.

But, I'm sure that if I were visiting in your country and came upon this wonderful setting I would have to brave the cold just so I could sit and savor the fantastic architecture and old world ambience.

The Retired One said...

We even have outside seating at some of our restaurants and we live in the farrrr north!! I like sitting out too when it is summer...but I am a wimp when it drops below the 70's F.

JohnF said...

Maybe they had just been painted.