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Dad’s taxi service – 6:15am

So – what do you do at 6:45am on a beautiful Sunday morning after you’ve dropped your daughter at the coach station in Leicester. Back to bed must be the favoured option. Alas – so let’s see what joys the city has early on a Sunday morning.

Obviously – last night’s rubbish. I’m quite sure the fast food chain with the golden arches would say ‘We don’t make the rubbish, our customers do’  – but guess where they get the ammunition. What the picture doesn’t show is the city cleaning team who were working their way down past the old ‘Shires’ entry at the time.

mcdonalds rubbish

Over the weekend, the city hosted a street market – with amazing smells and sites – here’s just a few oddities.

plants on the street

and

sandwiches de-luxe

Now – here’s an intriguing site. Above this shop

foot locker leicester

There are these windows and reliefs ..

footllocker plus windows gallowtree gate leicester

Nothing exciting there – until you look closer –

thomas cook it

The original headquarters of Thomas Cook?

The detail on these reliefs is quite amazing – and wonderfully preserved.

1891 forth rail bridge thomas cook

1891 – showing the Forth rail bridge

1884 cruise the nile

1884 – a cruise up the Nile?